HHSC to Help Texans with Medicaid Renewals at El Paso Community Event

Media Advisory
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Cecile Erwin Young
HHS Executive Commissioner
Jennifer Ruffcorn, 512-424-6951

EL PASO – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Community Partner Program, in partnership with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, is hosting a community event on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to help Texans with their Medicaid renewals.

HHSC staff will be available to answer any questions related to the federal continuous Medicaid coverage requirement that ended on March 31. People can also get assistance and more information about their Medicaid coverage, including how to create and manage a Your Texas Benefits account.

Texas clients with Medicaid coverage may have to take action to renew their benefits and avoid a gap in coverage. HHSC staff will inform recipients by mail or electronically when it is time to renew. Medicaid renewal notices will be mailed in a yellow envelope with “Action Required” printed in red, and electronic notices will be sent to recipients who have a Your Texas Benefits account and opted to go paperless.

In addition to going to a local office, visiting Your Texas Benefits or calling 2-1-1, community events like this provide another opportunity for recipients to get the help they need. 

The event will include a health and resource fair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. HHSC will provide information on Healthy Texas Women, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and other state benefits.

WHAT: Medicaid Renewal Assistance Community Event

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023
              9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (MST)

WHERE: El Paso Community College
              9050 Viscount Blvd., Bldg A
              El Paso, TX

Reporters should RSVP by contacting Jennifer Ruffcorn at Jennifer.Ruffcorn@hhs.texas.gov.

For Frequently Asked Questions about the end of continuous coverage, visit the HHS webpage. For more information about HHS programs, visit hhs.texas.gov or connect with us on social media.