Renew Your Medicaid or CHIP Coverage
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) insurance members have not had to renew coverage. The public health emergency will soon expire. Starting this year, most people with Medicaid or CHIP insurance will need to renew their coverage.
If you have Medicaid or CHIP insurance, your state will send you a letter when it is time to renew. You will have 45 days to complete your renewal form. Make sure your state’s Medicaid office has your current mailing address, phone number and email address.
- Talk with a Johns Hopkins financial counselor by calling 410-502-6222 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and select Option 1 for the Medicaid redetermination option.
- Email a Johns Hopkins financial counselor at [email protected].
- Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
To update your information, or to get more information, visit your state’s Medicaid website:
- Washington, D.C.
- For other states, check the state map section on the Medicaid renewal website.
Medicaid Renewal FAQs
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Medicaid and CHIP insurance members did not have to renew coverage. The public health emergency will soon expire, and most people with Medicaid or CHIP insurance will need to renew their coverage.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage for some people with limited income, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a joint federal and state program that provides low-cost health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford private coverage.
Renewals will be done in batches over the next few months. Your state will send you a letter when it is your turn to renew. Once you receive the letter, you will have 45 days to complete your renewal form. This can be done online, over the phone or with a navigator.
You may be able to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace if you or a family member no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 for more information. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
View a list of some of the insurance plans accepted by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Some people may automatically qualify for the renewal of their coverage and may not receive a notice. Please make sure your contact information is updated with your state’s Medicaid office. This will help make sure you get the letter if your coverage does not automatically renew.
Johns Hopkins providers participate with several Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida Medicaid health insurance plans. These are also called managed care organizations (MCOs). See the list below.
- Aetna Better Health (Florida)
- Amerigroup DC (District of Columbia)
- Amerigroup Maryland, also called Wellpoint (Maryland)
- AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
- AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (Florida)
- CareFirst Community Health Plan, formerly called Trusted Health Plan
- Community Care Plan (Florida)
- Humana Health Horizons (Florida)
- Jai (Maryland)
- Maryland Physicians Care (Maryland)
- Molina (Florida)
- Priority Partners (Maryland)
- Simply Healthcare Plan (Florida)
- Sunshine Health Plan (Florida)
- United Community Care (Florida)
There are exceptions to Johns Hopkins’ participation in these MCOs based on the provider group, physician location or specialty. To confirm coverage of your specific physician or provider, please contact the MCO directly.