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Renewing Your Medicaid Coverage in Maryland

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Every year, the state has to determine if you and/or your family members still meet Medicaid eligibility requirements. You have to reapply for coverage once a year.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1:

    The state will contact you via text-message alert or a letter in the mail saying you need to reapply for Medicaid. The fastest and easiest way to do this is by renewing online at
  • You can also renew via phone by calling Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-85721-855-642-8572, or to get in-person help, visit to find a Certified Application Counselor, local connector entity or navigator near you.

  • Step 2:

    Complete the renewal application within 45 days of receiving your renewal notice to avoid a break in coverage.
  • You will continue to have Medicaid benefits throughout this renewal process.

If you no longer qualify for Medicaid

You’ll have a limited amount of time to act to get other coverage before your Special Enrollment Period ends. You should quickly see if you are eligible for financial assistance from the government by visiting

Updating your information

At any time during your coverage, if you’ve had changes to your household, income, and/or address, you need to report this to Maryland Health Connection (MHC). You can update your information by revisiting your application online at and changing what’s necessary. Or you can call MHC at 1-855-642-8572 or 1-855-642-8573 (TTY), or find free-in-person help at

Questions about Medicaid with Kaiser Permanente?

Call the Kaiser Permanente Medicaid Assistance Center at
1-800-394-30551-800-394-3055 (toll free) or 711711 (TTY)
11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Español: 1-800-394-23971-800-394-2397