At the start of the recent public health emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal government mandated States provide continuous insurance coverage to their most vulnerable members. Because of this, Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ members have not been required to re-enroll since March 2020. As a result, the number of members covered by these programs has surged.
On May 11 the PHE is coming to an end and over the next year the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Finance will be contacting all members to connect them with the most appropriate insurance coverage. In some cases this will mean remaining in the Medicaid or CHP+ program. In other cases, members will be helped to enroll in a more appropriate insurance, including programs such as Colorado Option for those needing financial assistance. In all cases, this starts with re-determining Medicaid eligibility beginning May 1, 2023.
Right now, the most important thing for you to do is to check your or your child’s Medicaid profile and make sure that the mailing address is correct. Renewal packets will be sent to your address a few months before your renewal anniversary with specific deadlines for completion in order to maintain enrollment.
Here is information from Health First Colorado on the renewal process.
You can also go to Colorado Peak to request electronic notifications or reach out for assistance with this process.