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Do you currently have Medicaid or CHIP?

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Medicaid rules have changed. Everyone must renew this year, even if you qualify — or you may lose your coverage. It only takes a few minutes to update your contact information with DCF and check your personal renewal date online. 

Protecting your family’s health care will not endanger your immigration status or ability to legalize (click here to read about the public charge). 

 Here are some key actions you should take now: 

  1. Make sure Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) knows how to reach you with your current contact information — mailing address, cell/text phone, and email. 
  2. Click here to create an online ACCESS account. If you already have one, click here to log in and make sure your information is updated. Check your renewal date.  
  3. Complete your annual renewals (or redeterminations) when notified by DCF. 
  4. Report changes in household members and income to DCF. 
  5. Keep copies of DCF notices. 
  6. Watch your mail. If you get anything from DCF or your health insurance program, open it right away and respond. If you need help figuring out what to do, contact a trusted community agency like Catalyst Miami or Covering Florida

If you no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, you may be able to enroll in a low- or no-cost health plan through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Financial assistance may be available to you. At no cost, our Certified Application Counselors can help you explore your options and enroll in a plan. Click here to schedule an appointment with us today.

Click here to find resources for legal staff, navigators, social service providers, and more. (Courtesy of Florida Health Justice Project)