Medicaid Unwinding

I went to the pharmacy to renew my prescription and learned my Medicaid coverage has ended. I did not receive any notices from Medicaid. What do I do now?

If you lose Medicaid but think you still qualify, contact your Medicaid agency. If your coverage ended less than 90 days ago, you may be able to submit any required forms and documents and have your coverage reinstated. In this case, your coverage will be retroactive back to your date of disenrollment. If your coverage ended more than 90 days ago, you will likely need to reapply for Medicaid. You can also apply for private health insurance through your employer if that is offered to you.  Generally, to sign up for job-based coverage outside of the normal annual open enrollment, you must apply within 60 days of losing your Medicaid.  Finally, you can sign up for private coverage through the Marketplace and will have more time available to do this. If you have any further questions regarding your Medicaid coverage, feel free to reach out to a Navigator using Find Local Help.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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