Important changes are coming. New federal rules will require New York State to begin redetermining eligibility for public program enrollees in the Spring of 2023. Enrollees in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan have not had to renew their health insurance since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) continuous coverage requirements.
In Spring 2023, NY State of Health will begin sending renewal notices to enrollees in these programs. Each month between May 2023 and April 2024, a group of enrollees will receive their renewal notices, depending on their enrollment end date. Renewal notices will include their deadline to take action to renew their insurance or risk having a gap in coverage.
These fact sheets provide data on how many individuals in each county are enrolled in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan through NY State of Health. They also provide information for county staff on what constituents can do to prepare for their renewals and what they will need to do when it is their time to renew.