We don’t want to lose you as a patient. Stay insured!
Medicaid rules are changing! Very soon, some members on Medicaid will need to renew their coverage. If you don’t renew, you risk losing your plan and will no longer be able to get care at Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) – The Center for Children and Women.
Why is this change happening?
On Thursday, December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA, 2023) was enacted. The CAA ended the auto-renewals for Medicaid. It did, not, however state the end date of the COVID-19 public health emergency. That is still in effect as of January 2023.
How will I know when it’s time for me to renew my Medicaid coverage?
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will be reaching out to TCHP members who need to renew their coverage. They will be sending mail correspondence with specific directions and timing for each individual. Keep your eye out for a bright yellow envelope!
We want to make sure you keep your plan and continue getting care at The Center for Children and Women.
Here’s what you can do today:
Step 1 – Make sure your contact information is up-to-date!
This will ensure HHSC can reach you so that you don’t miss out on the renewal process. Visit YourTexasBenefits.com or call 2-1-1, option 2, to update your mailing address, email address and phone number.
Step 2 – Prepare to give HHSC additional documents.
You may need to share documents that prove your child’s social security number and your family income within the last 30 days. (Pregnant women may also need to provide their current address.) Being prepared to gather this information for HHSC will save you time later.
Step 3 – Watch your mailbox.
Check your mail regularly and look for the yellow envelope from HHSC. If you signed up to receive electronic notifications, you will receive your renewal notice via email.
If you have any questions or need help with renewing your Medicaid coverage, call Member Services at the number on the back of your health plan member ID card. Or, make an appointment with an enrollment specialist at the Center by calling 832-828-1005.