The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services says The Continuous Medicaid Coverage program is over. This was an emergency response to the covid pandemic, and Congress passed a law ending it on March 31, 2023.
This means that you have to renew your status for Illinois Medicaid just like you did before the Covid pandemic. Renewal or redetermination is the process of making sure you are still eligible. The Illinois HFS says they will mail renewal forms to the head of households. Forms should arrive a month before they are due.
Not everyone has to renew at once. Each month, a different group of people are up for renewal. (Here's how to find out when your Medicaid is due to be renewed.)(Here's how to find out when your Medicaid is due to be renewed.)
If someone doesn't send in their renewal or no longer meets the requirements, they could lose service a month after the date they were supposed to.
To renew your benefits, you need to click the Manage My Case button at abe.illinois.gov. Your renewal date is in your 'Benefit Details' tab.
Let Illinois Medicaid know your new address today. By updating your address, you can escape surprises and get updates about your insurance.