As part of the COVID-19 public health emergency, continuous Medicaid coverage was put in place. However, as we first reported in our June newsletter, with the pandemic emergency abating, that coverage is ending.
Last spring several states—including Illinois—started dropping people from the Medicaid rolls. Tens of thousands of recipients have already been booted from this health insurance program, many of them just because Medicaid officials were not able to contact them.
If you are a Medicaid customer and have not yet received a renewal packet in the mail or online we urge you to:
Medicaid recipients can renew through the Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) website by visiting abe.illinois.gov and clicking on “Manage My Case” to set up their online account.
Once there, customers should:
You can call 1-800-843-6154 for help with your renewal.
Visit Medicaid.gov to find information for your local Medicaid office.