SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has launched a public awareness effort to let Medicaid users know about upcoming coverage renewals. Ready to Renew will help those who currently rely on Medicaid to remain eligible and ensure their coverage continues without interruption. Medicaid issued a pause in renewals in March of 2020, but the continuous enrollment program has come to an end, and now eligibility verifications will be resuming. The most important step for those with questions or concerns will be to make sure their current address is on file with Illinois Medicaid so that documents necessary for renewal can be sent.
“In Illinois, we’re ensuring everyone has access to quality healthcare coverage—and one of the ways we are doing that is by spreading the word about the Medicaid renewal process,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Now that pandemic-era protections are ending, we are making sure every eligible Illinoisan has the information they need to renew their coverage—whether they’re watching TV, reading the newspaper, riding the bus to work, or listening to their favorite radio station.”