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The State of Illinois is preparing for the end of the nation’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

If you had Medicaid insurance, you were automatically re-enrolled in Medicaid as part of the emergency response. When the Public Health Emergency ends, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will stop automatically re-enrolling people for Medicaid.

This means Medicaid members will lose their insurance if they do not re-enroll.

 


 

Follow these steps to make sure you do not lose your Medicaid health insurance:

 

1. Visit medicaid.illinois.gov or call (877) 805-5312 before April 1, 2023, to update your contact information. 

The State of Illinois needs your mailing address, phone number and email address to contact you about your Medicaid coverage.

 

2. Check your mail for a letter from the State of Illinois.

After April 1, the State of Illinois will mail a letter to you about your Medicaid coverage. The letter will let you know if you need to fill out a renewal form.

 

3. Complete your renewal form (if you get one).

If a renewal form is needed, fill out the form and return it to the State of Illinois right away so you do not lose Medicaid insurance.

 


 

If you can no longer get Medicaid, you may be able to get insurance using the Health Insurance Marketplace. This marketplace allows you to get health insurance at a lower price. Go to GetCoveredIllinois.gov to learn more.

 

For questions and more information:

» Visit www.illinois.gov/hfs or call (877) 805-5312, or

» Call the number or go to the website on the back of your State of Illinois Medical Card, or

» Contact one of our financial counselors:

UChicago Medicine patients

(773) 795-9974 or email: [email protected]

Ingalls Memorial patients

(708) 915-6079 or email: [email protected]

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