Have you been asked to renew your Medicaid plan? We're here to help.

You may not be sure if your Medicaid coverage is changing. If it is, one thing is sure — having health insurance is important to help protect you, your family and your health. Read on to check your Medicaid status and find other coverage options if you need a new plan.

What is Medicaid redetermination?

Medicaid redetermination is also called Medicaid renewal or Medicaid recertification. It all means the same thing. It’s when people on Medicaid are asked to show they still qualify to get Medicaid in their state.

Find out if you still qualify for a Medicaid plan

What to know about Medicaid renewal

Some people on Medicaid may have already learned that they need to renew their Medicaid. Others may likely get a notification and may need to take action soon.

Wondering what that may mean for you? Here are answers to some questions you may have.

Find new coverage for you

We’re here to help you find budget-friendly coverage options that work for you.

Explore your coverage options

Want to understand your coverage options better? Medicaid may be what’s familiar to you. But if you’re not eligible for Medicaid, the good news is you can stay covered with a different kind of health plan. Let’s go over the options.


What it is: Medicaid is government health insurance that’s available if you have a low income. Sometimes other people may qualify for Medicaid, too. Medicaid is different in each state. It may be called different names depending on where you live.

Medicaid plan might be right for you if:

You have a low income. Sometimes other people may qualify for Medicaid, like:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities

The exact requirements to qualify for Medicaid depend on where you live. Each state has different requirements.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace plans

What it is: ACA Marketplace plans are sold on the health care Marketplace (also called the Exchange}. You may also hear these names: ObamaCare or Individual & Family plans. These are plans you can buy on your own for you — or for you and your family. After financial assistance, nearly 4 out of 5 customers can find a plan for $10 or less.1

An ACA Marketplace plan might be right for you if:

  • You don't currently qualify for Medicaid
  • You don't currently qualify for Medicare
  • You don't have access to health coverage through your job

When you shop, you’ll give household information. You’ll also give an estimate of your income. Then, you’ll get a quote. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for cost-sharing reductions like a subsidy or tax credits. These subsidies could help pay for your health care costs.

Plans through your work

What it is: Many employers offer health plans as part of their benefits package. In fact, around 49% of Americans get health insurance coverage through their employer.2 Often, an employer will pay a part of the premium toward your health plan each month.

A plan through your employer might be right for you if:

  • Your work offers health insurance benefits
  • The amount you'll pay is more affordable than other options

Ask your employer about health insurance options. If they offer a health plan, it may be your most affordable choice.


What it is: Medicare is individual insurance through the government. It’s for people 65 and older who are United States citizens — or legal residents who have lived in the United States for at least 5 years in a row. Medicare is available to some others as well. It doesn't cover spouses or dependents. The program is divided into four parts: A, B, C and D, and is the same nationwide.

A Medicare plan might be right for you if:

  • You are age 65 or older
  • You are younger than 65 with a qualifying disability. Medicare eligibility begins after 20 months of receiving Social Security disability benefits.
  • You are any age with a diagnosis of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Learn more about how health insurance works

There’s lots to know about health insurance. If you’d like to know more before you make your choice, take a look at these topics.

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