Important Changes Are Coming to New York Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan

Do you or a family member currently have health insurance through New York State Medicaid, Child Health Plus or the Essential Plan?

When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, New York State will resume eligibility reviews and renewals for people enrolled in these programs. This means you may need to take action to renew your health insurance or the insurance of your family members. This page will be updated as new information becomes available, including when the COVID-19 public health emergency will end.

Here are some things you can do now to get ready.

1) Make sure your address is up to date

If you enrolled through NY State of Health, make sure NY State of Health has your current mailing address, phone number and email address so they can contact you about your health insurance. To update your information:

If you enrolled in Medicaid through your county's Medicaid office or through New York City's Human Resources Administration, contact that office to update your address and contact information.


2) Sign up for text alerts

Sign up to receive SMS/MMS Text alerts from NY State of Health so you don't miss important health insurance updates, including when it's time to renew your coverage.

Please Note: This service is only available if you signed up for health insurance through NY State of Health.

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

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