Medicaid & CHIP Re-Enrollment

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Medicaid is a health coverage option for individuals and families with low income. As the federal government required, the Department of Children and Families put in place steps to make sure Medicaid coverage continued during the Public Health Emergency. As a result, the number of Medicaid recipients rose from 3.8 million to 5.5 million. The provision that enabled continuous coverage is coming to an end, and the standard Medicaid review process will return. In Florida, the Department of Children and Families decides who is eligible for Medicaid, while the Agency for Health Care Administration manages the program.

When the requirement for continuous coverage ends, March 31, 2023, normal procedures will be used to make sure that eligible recipients stay on Medicaid. A review process will begin to ensure all those who are enrolled in Medicaid are eligible.


Some individuals will qualify for automatic review and approval. If you are still eligible for Medicaid and the Department can renew your coverage without you doing anything, they will. If this is the case, you will receive an approval letter when your Medicaid coverage has been renewed.

If the Department is not able to renew your coverage automatically, they will send you a notice to reapply, and you will need to take action and complete a redetermination. If you do not respond, you may lose your Medicaid coverage.


What you need to do now:

1. Update your contact information. Tell your state if you have changed addresses or changed your phone number, email, or other contact information. Update your contact information by logging into ACCESS Florida.

2. Check your mail. The state will mail you a letter about your coverage, letting you know if and when you need to complete a renewal to see if you still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Be on the lookout for the envelope with the yellow stripe! 

  • Each Medicaid recipient will get their own envelope. You will not get one envelope for your whole family.
  • The first set of envelopes will go out in April, 2023. But, you may not get your envelope until a few months from now. That’s okay.

3. Complete your renewal form. If you get a form in the mail, fill it out and send it back as soon as possible so you don't lose coverage.

If you have questions or require assistance with your re-enrollment plan, please call 1.877.553.7453.

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If you no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP:

You may be able to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®, and get help paying for it. Here are some things to know about Marketplace plans:

- 4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month.
- Plans cover things like prescription drugs, doctor visits, urgent care, hospital visits, and more.

Check out Marketplace Plans

Visit your MyACCESS account


- Update your contact information

- Obtain information about your Medicaid Redetermination

- Submit documentation for your Medicaid Redetermination



Five options for healthcare:

*Depending on the needs of your family, you may be eligible to benefit from two (or more) healthcare options simultaneously


  • Florida KidCare- If you do not quality for Medicaid, and you have children under the age of 18, you may be able to purchase low-cost insurance for your children here
  • Medically Needy Program- A program that allows Medicaid coverage after a monthly “share of cost” is met. Those who are not eligible for “full” Medicaid because of income or asset limits, may qualify
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers- A healthcare provider who provides medical care for clients with limited or no health insurance. Services are offered on a sliding scale based on income.
  • Federally Subsidized Health Programs- A national website where you can purchase health insurance, including low-cost income based plans
  • Commercial Coverage- Provides health care coverage (including employer sponsored or private) for a monthly fee, and coordinate care for clients through a defined network of physicians and hospitals.

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