Medicaid Redetermination

The end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency means that states are resuming normal Medicaid eligibility operations. Here's what to know about Medicaid redetermination, how it may affect your current Medicare coverage — and how SmartMatch can assist you.

What to know about Medicaid Redetermination

You may have gotten a letter in the mail from your state's Medicaid office explaining redetermination. Or maybe you heard about this in the news, or online. Since 2020, the normal Medicaid redetermination — also known as Medicaid renewal or recertification — has not occurred because of acts Congress passed to keep people continuously enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Now that the public health emergency is over, states are resuming normal Medicaid eligibility operations. This means redetermination is beginning again. For individuals enrolled in Medicaid prior to 2020, this might not be confusing. But for those who gained dual Medicaid and Medicare eligibility during the pandemic, this can be a confusing process — especially when states are using different timelines and plans for ensuring their Medicaid recipients are aware of the process.

Our licensed SmartMatch agents are ready to help you through Medicaid redetermination.

Annual Enrollment Period research

Have you received notice that your Medicaid coverage is ending?

Even if you've received a disenrollment notice, it's important to note you still have options.

  • If you are notified your coverage is ending, you can request a hearing from your Medicaid agency before the cancellation takes effect.
    • This will help ensure you stay covered during the appeals process.
    • Many states let you attend hearings and reviews by telephone or video, including providing access to individuals with disabilities and those who have a different primary language than English.
  • Even after being disenrolled, you may still have a 90-day window to restore coverage.

If you're in danger of losing coverage, contact SmartMatch today.

The Medicaid Redetermination 2023 Process

You receive a Medicaid redetermination letter in the mail from your state's Medicaid office.

Submit your required documents based on your state's Medicaid office requirements

Your state's Medicaid office reviews your eligibility, and will either approve or deny your eligibility.

If your eligibility changes, you will have the opportunity to enroll in a Medicare plan that fits your needs.

FAQs about Medicaid Redetermination

Medicaid follows a “redetermination” process to verify that Medicaid recipients are still eligible for benefits. You might also see this referred to as Medicaid renewal or Medicaid recertification. They do this annually and some states do it more often. This is done to ensure these benefits go to the people that need them. They suspended this practice due to the pandemic. 

SmartMatch: Your Partner During Medicaid Redetermination


Whether your state has begun the redetermination process or not, SmartMatch Agents are standing by to assist you with any questions, concerns or help you may need during Medicaid renewal.

We can assist you in ensuring you understand your state's requirements for Medicaid renewal, pointing you to state-specific information.

If your Medicaid eligibility does not change — meaning no changes are necessary to your current Medicare plans  — we can continue to help you evaluate and compare your coverage during normal Medicare enrollment periods.

If your Medicaid eligibility does change, have no fear: Our agents  can help ensure that you understand all your options, and we'll provide you with up-to-the-minute information and plans to find coverage that meets your health and budget needs.

Call us with any questions throughout this process. We're ready to make this as easy as possible for you.

Medicaid Redetermination by State: Timeline & Helpful Links

The table below provides state-specific timelines and information about each state’sMedicaid renewal process for 2023. This information is subject to change, and is meant as guidance to help you determine what your state requires during this process.

The Redetermination Process Date indicates the likely earliest date range in which you can expect to receive a letter from your state's Medicaid program to begin the process. However, that communication might arrive earlier or later.

Many states are attempting to verify addresses and contact information. If you have moved in the last few years and have not updated your information, we recommend that you reach out directly to your state's Medicaid office to ensure you're not missing any mail or communication.

It's also important to note that many states offer the ability for you to handle the Medicaid redetermination process online. The links below can help you find the information you need.

Alabama April 2023 Alabama Medicaid Redetermination Information
Alaska April 2023 Alaska Medicaid Renewal Information
Arizona February 2023 Arizona Medicaid Renewal Information
Arkansas February 2023 Arkansas Medicaid Information
California April 2023 California Medi-Cal Renewal Information
Colorado April 2023 Colorado Medicaid Renewal Information
Connecticut March 2023 Connecticut Medicaid Renewal Fact Sheet
Delaware April 2023 Delaware Medicaid Renewal Eligibility
District of Columbia (DC) April 2023 Washington D.C. Medicaid Renewal Info
Florida March 2023 Florida Medicaid Website
Georgia April 2023 Georgia Medicaid Unwinding Information
Hawaii April 2023 Hawaii Medicaid Renewal Toolkit
Idaho February 2023 Idaho Medicaid Renewal Information
Illinois April 2023 Illinois Medicaid Renewal Information
Indiana March 2023 Indiana Medicaid Renewal Information
Iowa February 2023 Iowa Medicare Unwind Information
Kansas April 2023 Kansas Medicaid Renewal Information
Kentucky April 2023 Kentucky Medicaid Renewal Information
Louisiana April 2023 Louisiana Medicaid Information
Maine April 2023 Maine Medicaid Information
Maryland April 2023 Maryland Medicaid Information
Massachusetts April 2023 MassHealth Eligibility Redeterminations Info
Michigan April 2023 Michigan Medicaid Benefit Changes
Minnesota April 2023 Minnesota Medicaid Renewal Overview
Mississippi March 2023 Mississippi Medicaid Redetermination FAQs
Missouri April 2023 Missouri Medicaid Renewals Info
Montana April 2023 Montana Medicaid Redetermination Info
Nebraska March 2023 Nebraska Medicaid Renewal Information
Nevada April 2023 Access Nevada Redetermination Announcements
New Hampshire February 2023 New Hampshire Medicaid Benefit Changes Information
New Jersey April 2023 New Jersey Medicaid Redetermination Info
New Mexico March 2023 New Mexico Medicaid Renewal FAQs
New York March 2023 New York Medicaid Renewal information
North Carolina April 2023 North Carolina Medicare Renewal Info
North Dakota April 2023 North Dakota Medicaid Renewal Info
Ohio February 2023 Ohio Medicare Renewal Information
Oklahoma March 2023 SoonerCare (Medicaid) Renewal Info
Oregon April 2023 Oregon Medicaid Renewal Information
Pennsylvania March 2023 Pennsylvania COMPASS (Medicaid) Info
Puerto Rico Abril de 2023 Lo que debes saber sobre el proceso de recertificación en Puerto Rico
Rhode Island April 2023 Rhode Island Medicaid Renewal Info
South Carolina April 2023 South Carolina Medicaid Annual Eligibility Review Info
South Dakota February 2023 South Dakota Medicaid Redetermination Info
Tennessee March 2023 TennCare (Medicaid) Renewal Information
Texas April 2023 Texas Medicaid Renewal Info
Utah March 2023 Utah Medicaid Renewal Info
Vermont April 2023 Vermont Medicaid Renewal Info
Virginia March 2023 Virginia Medicaid Renewal Info
Washington April 2023 Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) Renewal Info
West Virginia February 2023 West Virginia Medicaid Redetermination FAQs
Wisconsin April 2023 Wisconsin Medicaid Renewal Info
Wyoming March 2023 Wyoming Medicaid Renewal Info

*Source of timeline is, which is accurate as of Feb. 24, 2023:

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