In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) and passed a law that allowed you to automatically keep your Medicaid coverage (continuous Medicaid). Based on the new federal law, continuous Medicaid eligibility will end on March 31, 2023, so you need to renew your benefits when it’s time to ensure your coverage will continue if you are eligible.
If you don’t respond to renewal or information requests from HHS, you could lose your coverage.
Actions You Can Take Now
- If you don’t already have one, create an account at YourTexasBenefits.com or on the Your Texas Benefits mobile app.
- Report any changes (such as address, phone number, pregnancy or household member changes) to ensure you get notices we send.
- Read the Report Changes handout (PDF).
- The best way to report changes is online at YourTexasBenefits.com or on the Your Texas Benefits mobile app. You can also submit information by mail or fax, by calling 2-1-1 and choosing Option 2 after picking a language, or by going to your local eligibility office or a community partner. To locate an HHSC office or community partner, visit yourtexasbenefits.com/Screener/FindanOffice.
- Return renewal packets or requests for information as soon as possible.
- Read the Renew Your Benefits handout (PDF).
- If you have a Your Texas Benefits account, your renewal notice will be sent electronically. If you don’t have an account, notices will be mailed in a yellow envelope that says Action Required in red.
- Reporting changes and renewing in a timely manner helps ensure coverage will continue if you are still eligible
- If you respond to renewal or information requests on time, your coverage will continue while we review your eligibility.
To learn more, read the End of Continuous Medicaid Coverage FAQ (PDF).