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Maryland Medicaid Renewal is NOT automatic this year​

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Marylanders who were enrolled in Medicaid continued to be covered, even if they were no longer eligible.

Medicaid renewals will not be automatic this year. Starting in April 2023, Maryland began making Medicaid eligibility reviews again. Not everyone will be up for renewal at the same time. These renewals will take place over 12 months​.

It is very important that we encourage Medicaid participants to make sure their contact information is up to date. We will motivate them to act when it’s their turn to renew so they can receive and respond to important messages about their health insurance.

You’ll have 45 days to respond, so don’t wait!

Log in to your account here or call 855-642-8572 to get started.

What is the Maryland Children’s Health Program?

The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) provides health insurance coverage for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age residing in Cecil County and the State of Maryland.

Who is eligible for the program?

  • Children under age 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid, and whose countable income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL);
  • Pregnant women of any age, whose countable income is at or below 250% FPL;
  • Uninsured (NOTE: In some instances, having health insurance will not prevent eligibility for MCHP. Even if you have health insurance, it’s best to apply and let the case manager assigned to your application determine whether your health insurance will affect your eligibility for MCHP.)

How do I apply for MCHP?

Who do I speak to regarding questions about the program?

Contact your local health department at (410) 996-5126.