End of Continuous Medicaid Coverage

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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 new federal law, continuous Medicaid coverage ended 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 HHSC, you could lose your coverage.

Is it Time to Renew?

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an account at Your Texas Benefits or on the Your Texas Benefits mobile app.
  2. Return renewal packets or requests for information as soon as possible.
    • Read the Renew Your Benefits handout (PDF). You must respond within 30 days.
    • If you have a Your Texas Benefits account and have signed up for electronic notices, your renewal notice will be sent electronically. If you don’t have an account, notices will be mailed in a yellow or white 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.
  3. You can submit your application, renewal packet or request for information by:

Waiting for Your Renewal? Actions You Can Take Now

  1. Report any changes (such as address, phone number, pregnancy or household member changes) to ensure you get notices we send.
  2. Be on the lookout for notices from HHSC. These notices are mailed in a yellow or white envelope that says Action Required in red. If you have a Your Texas Benefits account, your renewal notice will be sent electronically.
  3. Contact HHSC if you have any questions.

To learn more, read the End of Continuous Medicaid Coverage FAQ (PDF).

Information for Women

Learn more about health programs for women.

Reports Related to the End of Continuous Medicaid Coverage

End of Continuous Medicaid Coverage Monthly Enrollment Reports to CMS