The End of Continuous Enrollment for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare Recipients: How to Maintain Coverage

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Woman reviewing documents and information onlineWith the end of the public health emergency, there are significant changes on the horizon for Minnesotans with Medicaidknown as Medical Assistance in Minnesota and MinnesotaCare benefits. This includes the conclusion of continuous enrollment for Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care recipients. 

This means that the programs will return to their standard enrollment processes, and the individuals receiving these benefits will need to complete the renewal process.

The end of the continuous enrollment has several implications for recipients:

  • Increased responsibility: Recipients must engage in the enrollment process actively. When they receive their renewal materials, they will need to provide updated information about their income, household and other relevant factors.
  • Risk of coverage loss: Failure to complete the renewal process or submit required documentation on time might lead to a loss in coverage.
  • Eligibility changes: Changes in income or household size might affect eligibility for Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care. 

What you should do:

  • Update your information. Report any changes to your address or phone number in the last three years.
  • Stay updated with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). They will likely communicate any changes and deadlines related to the enrollment process. 
  • Be prepared to renew. Watch for your renewal paperwork in the mail and text messages from DHS. 
  • Plan ahead. Be proactive about gathering and submitting the necessary documentation on time to ensure uninterrupted coverage. 

If you have questions or need help with the enrollment or renewal process, contact DHS or local community organizations specializing in health care access. They can provide guidance and support.

Helpful resources from DHS for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare recipients to navigate these changes effectively: