Medicaid Renewal Is Coming Back
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a special rule was made so that Medicaid was automatically renewed. People with Medicaid did not have to reapply every year. That is ending. Soon everyone with Medicaid will have to reapply. This is Medicaid Renewal or Redetermination.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that the State of Michigan has your current contact information (address, email and phone). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will mail a letter to or email every person on Medicaid. The letter will explain how to reapply and what information will be needed. If they do not have your current contact information you will not get the letter and you may lose your Medicaid benefits.
There are two ways for you to update your contact information. One way is to go online to michigan.gov/mibridges. The other way is to call MDHHS. Here are the numbers you can call:
Allegan County: 844-464-3447
Berrien County: 844-464-3447
Cass County: 269-445-0200
Ottawa County: 616-394-7200
VanBuren County: 269-621-2800
If you need help, call an InterCare Community Health Worker at 855-405-0182.
MDHHS will start mailing letters in April. Check your mail and messages. When you get your letter, fill out the application, gather the documents needed and send it in. If you need help, call an InterCare Community Health Worker at 855-405-0182. Because the renewals are being spread out over a year, some patients may not receive their letter until late this year or even early 2024.