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Important Changes and Deadlines for Health Insurance Coverage Starting in June 2023

For New York Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Essential Plan Members


Do you or a family member have health insurance through New York State (NYS) Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan?  If so, New York State will begin requiring eligibility reviews and renewals for people enrolled in these programs starting in June 2023.

This means you may need to take action to renew your health insurance or the health insurance of your family member to not lose this coverage.


What can you do to know when you or a family member must complete required eligibility reviews and renewals to keep your health insurance?


1. Sign up to receive text alerts by phone.

Sign up to receive SMS/MMS text alerts from NYS so you don’t miss important health insurance updates, including when it’s time to renew your health insurance coverage.

To subscribe, text START to 1-866-988-0327.


2. Make sure NYS has your current mailing address, phone number and email address so you can be contacted about your health insurance

Call NY State of Health at 1-855-355-5777 (TTY:1-800-662-1220)

Log Into your account at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov

If you or a family member are enrolled in Medicaid through your county’s Medicaid Office or through New York City’s Human Resource Administration, contact that office to update your address and contact information.

Click here for a listing of contacts by county at local Departments of Social Services throughout NYS.


3. Contact your Care Coordinator if you have questions.

Your Care Coordinator is available to help you through this process to make sure your health insurance coverage continues so you or a family member can keep receiving all health care and other services needed.


If you do not renew your health insurance through Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan when it’s required by New York State, you will lose your health insurance coverage and then may not be able to continue to receive the important services you need.