How To Check Your Medicaid Status
Meredith Miller | Published: November 13, 2018
Making sure that you and your family’s healthcare remains covered by state and federal Medicaid is important. It’s important to check Medicare status to make sure you’re covered so that you and/or your family can continue receiving your medical benefits once you enroll in Medicaid.
You should check Medicaid status to be sure you continue to enroll in Medicaid so that you qualify for medical benefits if your income has recently changed, you are disabled, you’re a senior over age sixty-five, you’ve moved to another state, have dependent minor children you want to be covered under a Medicaid program, or have recently become pregnant.
Verify Your Enrollment Online
It’s quick and convenient to check Medicaid status online in the comfort of your own home. The first step is to log in to your account. If you don’t have an account, create one by providing your email address and then verifying your account. Once you have created your online account, find and then click on the “My application and coverage” link from the site’s drop-down menu. Here you’ll discover whether or not you have Medicaid coverage, including the date your Medicaid coverage starts if you’ve recently enrolled in the Medicaid benefits program.
Check Your Health Insurance Enrollment Materials
Another way to check Medicaid status is to examine your health insurance enrollment materials. Once you enroll in the Medicaid program, Medicaid will send you a packet through the mail detailing whether or not you qualify and which Medicaid benefits you and/or your family is entitled to. If you need further assistance in order to check Medicaid status after checking your health insurance enrollment materials, a toll-free telephone number to call Medicaid and inquire further about exactly which Medicaid benefits you will receive is provided with your health insurance enrollment materials.
Not Enrolled To Medicaid? Here’s How To Apply.
If you have not yet enrolled yourself and/or your family, there are multiple methods you can use to enroll in Medicaid. Your first option is to enroll yourself and/or your family by going online and filling out an application for yourself and/or your family at the Health Insurance Marketplace. There you can follow the steps to create an account and provide your information such as whether or not you have a disability, your income level, and enroll any minor dependent children you have in health coverage programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program, otherwise known as CHIP.
Another method you can use to enroll in the Medicaid program is to directly contact your state’s Medicaid agency. You can find the agency contact information you need by visiting the Healthcare website. Scroll down to the state in which you reside, and you will be taken to the website of your local Medicaid agency. There you will be provided with telephone numbers for your local Medicaid agency which you can call during normal business hours in order to check if you and/or your family qualify for Medicaid.
In order to qualify for your state’s Medicaid program, you and/or your family must meet certain eligibility requirements, which vary depending on the state in which you reside. However, the basic three-factor test that determines Medicaid eligibility is required in all states in which you apply for and enroll in the Medicaid program. Eligibility requirements to enroll in Medicaid are based on your medical need being such that you require help with daily living, your age being over sixty-five, your disability status, and your income level is below a certain threshold.
Online and local resources are available to anyone who wants to enroll in the Medicaid program or check their Medicaid status. Medicaid eligibility requirements are available on the Healthcare website or through your state Medicaid agency website. It is simple to verify your enrollment or begin the process of enrolling from home or at your local agency to make sure you and/or your family continues to be covered by Medicaid.