WEST CHESTER, PA (August 8, 2023) – To prevent any lapses in an individual’s medical coverage and protect our community’s health, state Senator Carolyn Comitta is reminding Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients to check their coverage renewal date.

Due to a change in federal law, Medicaid continuous coverage requirements implemented at the onset of the COVID-19 federal public health emergency ended on March 31, 2023. As a result, Pennsylvanians receiving Medicaid or CHIP coverage must complete annual renewal applications.

“Thousands of Chester County residents depend on Medicaid and CHIP to keep their families healthy,” Comitta said. “If you are currently receiving coverage through these programs, make sure you are aware of your renewal date to stay covered and prevent any lapse in vital health services.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) will send renewal reminders to all recipients. To receive timely renewal information, Pennsylvanians should ensure their contact information is up to date with DHS.

Recipients can check and report changes to contact information, find their coverage renewal date, and report changes in their personal circumstances:

If a person is found ineligible for Medicaid benefits following their renewal application, they will be referred to other forms of affordable medical coverage such as CHIP or Pennie, the official health insurance marketplace in Pennsylvania, to prevent a lapse in health coverage.

To learn more about Medicaid and CHIP renewal information visit www.dhs.pa.gov/staycovered