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Renewing Your Medicaid Coverage in Virginia

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Every year, the state has to determine if you and/or your family members still meet Medicaid eligibility requirements. You may have to reapply for coverage every 12 months, or you may be automatically renewed for up to 5 years, if nothing has changed and you selected this option in your application.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1:

    The state will send you a renewal application in the mail saying you need to reapply for Medicaid. You can renew the following ways: online through, via phone by calling Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-82821-855-242-8282, or by completing the paper renewal form and returning it to your local Department of Social Services.
  • Step 2:

    Complete the renewal application by the deadline provided 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

Questions about Medicaid with Kaiser Permanente?

Call the Kaiser Permanente Medicaid Assistance Center at
1-800-394-77151-800-394-7715 (toll free) or 711711 (TTY)
11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Español: 1-800-394-75181-800-394-7518