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You have not had to renew your Medicaid since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Now Illinois is starting renewals again to see if you are still eligible. Everybody’s renewal date is different, so it is critical that you get ready to renew.
Don't risk losing your Medicaid! Here is what you need to do:
Create or login to your account at abe.illinois.gov to manage your benefits. Online is the best way to connect.
2. Verify your address
If you use Medicaid, you need to keep your address current. Click Manage My Case and verify your household information under ‘Contact Us,' or call 1-800-843-6154.
3. Find your due date (also called a redetermination date).
Your renewal is due once per year. To find your due date (redetermination date), check your ‘Benefit Details’ tab at abe.illinois.gov. Do you want reminders when it’s time to renew? Opt-in for text and email alerts in the ‘Account Management’ tab under ‘Manage your communications preferences.’
4. Watch your mail
We will mail your renewal a month before it is due. You will get an official letter about your Medicaid status. It will tell you if you need to complete a renewal form to renew your benefits. The envelope will look like this:
5. Complete your renewal
If your letter says you need to, complete and submit your renewal before the due date (also called redetermination date) to avoid losing your Medicaid. To renew, click Manage My Case at abe.illinois.gov, mail your form according to the letter, or call 1-800-843-6154.
Connect to coverage
If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, it is important to quickly get other health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage.
You can ask your employer if health insurance is offered or you can visit Getcovered.illinois.gov to shop for quality, affordable coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You usually have 30-60 days to enroll in a new plan. This is called a "Special Enrollment Period.”
Get Covered Illinois is the official ACA Health Insurance Marketplace for the state of Illinois, helping you shop for health insurance to fit your needs and budget. Health plans offered on the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace cover pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits, including preventive care and mental health services.
Visit getcoveredillinois.gov for more information, free enrollment assistance, and to find out if you may qualify for financial help. Many people find plans for $10 or less per month after tax credits.
Get ready to renew! Verify your address and find your renewal date now at abe.illinois.gov.