When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Marylanders who were eligible for Medicaid continued to be covered, even if they were no longer eligible.
Medicaid renewals will not be automatic this year. Starting in April 2023, Maryland will begin making eligibility reviews again. Not everyone will be up for renewal at the same time. Renewals will take place over 12 months.
If you are no longer eligible or need to renew coverage, you will receive a notice in your Maryland Health Connection account or the mail when it’s time to renew.
It is important to make sure your contact information is up to date to receive and respond to important messages about your health insurance.
What you need to do now:
1. Update your contact information.
Contact the Medical Assistance Eligibility and Enrollment Program to update your current mailing address, phone number, email or other contact information.
Call 443-510-7784 or visit in person at one of the following locations:
- Annapolis Health Center, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD21401, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- North County, 791 Aquahart Road, Second Floor, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Lula G. Scott Community Center, 6243 Shady Side Road Shady Side, MD 20764, Every Other Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You can also call Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572. Help is available in more than 200 languages. Deaf and hard of hearing use Relay service.
2. Watch for communications from Maryland Health Connection.
Not everyone will be up for renewal at the same time. You will receive a notice in the mail or in your online account (if you chose paperless) when it’s time to renew. When you get your notice, you will have 45 days to respond.
3. Renew coverage or enroll in a private plan when you receive a notice.
Read your notice carefully. This notice will tell you to complete your renewal or let you know if you are no longer eligible for Medicaid coverage.
If you are no longer eligible, low-cost health insurance options, such as private plans from CareFirst, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare, are available.