Medicaid Renewals No Longer Automatic: What You Need to Know

This year Medicaid renewal is not automatic. Keep your info current. Keep yourself insured.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Marylanders who were eligible for Medicaid at that time continued to be covered, even if they are no longer eligible now.

If you are no longer eligible or need to renew your Medicaid coverage, you will receive a notice from Maryland Health Connection in your account or in the mail when it’s your turn to renew.

What you need to do:

1. Update your contact information.

Make sure Maryland Health Connection has your current mailing address, phone number, and email. This way, we will be able to contact you about your coverage. To update contact information online, log in to your account at

If you need to reset your account password, use our virtual assistant Flora or the link on the login page.

2. Watch for communications from Maryland Health Connection.

Not everyone will be up for renewal at the same time. You will receive a notice in the mail or in your online account (if you chose paperless) when it’s time to renew. When you get your notice, you will have 45 days to respond.

3. Renew your coverage or enroll in a private plan when you receive your notice.

Read your notice carefully. This notice will tell you to complete your renewal or let you know if you are no longer eligible for Medicaid coverage.

If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, low-cost health insurance options, such as private plans from CareFirst, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare, are available.  You have until July 31, 2024 to enroll in a private plan through Maryland Health Connection, but don’t wait! Enroll as soon as you learn you’re no longer eligible for Medicaid, so you don’t have a gap in coverage.

Get free help online, in person or by phone

  • If you need help renewing your Medicaid coverage, call or visit your local Department of Social Services or your local Health Department.
  • If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid and would like help enrolling in a private plan, connect with a broker or navigator for free help.
  • Call Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572. Help is available in more than 200 languages. Deaf and hard of hearing use Relay service.

If you don’t get your Medicaid coverage through Maryland Health Connection:

You may not get your coverage through Maryland Health Connection if you applied for Medicaid through myMDTHINK because you are aged, blind, or disabled, or you are enrolled in a Home and Community-Based Services program.

You still need to renew your coverage when you receive your Medicaid renewal notice.

You will get a notice from the Department of Human Services about your coverage. This notice will tell you to complete your renewal.

If you don’t get Medicaid coverage through Maryland Health Connection, visit