How to Re-Enroll in Medicaid or CHIP
Learn how to re-enroll in your state’s Medicaid and CHIP plans and find out what to do if you or your loved ones have lost coverage.
Last updated January 5, 2024.
Medicaid & CHIP Coverage Changes
CHIP & Medicaid coverage are changing for millions of Americans in states across the country. You or your family members may experience changes to your Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for a number of reasons.
- The COVID-19 pandemic’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) Medicaid waiver is unwinding, reinforcing eligibility requirements that were previously bypassed. This has led to an estimated 8.8 million Medicaid beneficiaries losing coverage.
- Certain states, such as North Carolina, are taking steps to expand their Medicaid coverage to those who have a higher household incomes who did not previously qualify for enrollment.
- Other states, like Kentucky, are expanding their Medicaid coverage age requirements.
Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for a state health Medicaid or CHIP program, you or your family members must meet the requirements set by the state you reside in. Each state’s eligibility requirements will vary. General requirements may include:
- Must reside in the state you are applying for Medicaid in.
- Must meet certain income requirements (varies by state).
- Must be institutionalized, pregnant, low income, in foster care or guardianship care, receive COBRA coverage or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or have disabilities or medical conditions.
- Must meet certain age requirements (3, 4, 5, and up, depending on state).
What to Do if You Lost Medicaid or CHIP Coverage
Many Medicaid enrollees have recently lost their healthcare coverage due to the PHE unwinding process. Others in need of Medicaid coverage who did not qualify before are now eligible due to Medicaid expansion plans. If you or your family members have recently lost Medicaid coverage, you may be able to qualify for redetermination or renewal. You can:
- Gather the necessary information for re-enrollment, including tax returns, pay stubs, social security numbers, other health insurance information, and US citizenship or immigration status.
- Apply for re-enrollment over the phone, in-person, or on your state’s Medicaid site.
- Appeal. If you believe you shouldn’t have lost your coverage, you may be able to appeal your state’s decision. Request a hearing before your coverage date ends by contacting your state Medicaid office.
- Get marketplace coverage. If you’ve attempted to appeal your Medicaid coverage termination and are still denied, you may shop for healthcare marketplace coverage.
Free Incontinence Products for Medicaid & CHIP Recipients
If you’re a Medicaid recipient, you may be eligible to receive free incontinence products through your health plan with Aeroflow Urology. Your specific coverage will vary by your state’s eligibility requirements, your age, the state you live in, and your income. Check our Supplies Through Medicaid Guide for more information about your state’s incontinence product coverage.
Check Your Eligibility
2 Easy Steps
Discover the bladder control supplies covered by your Medicaid plan.
We offer the following products through insurance to those who qualify.
Adult Incontinence Products
- Adult pull-ons
- Adult briefs (adult diapers)
- Bladder control pads
Pediatric Incontinence Products
- Underpads (chux)