Q) Did I hear there is open enrollment for Medicaid?
A) Yes, there is open enrollment for Medicaid. Open enrollment is the time period when you can enroll in or change your Medicaid coverage. In most states, open enrollment runs from November 1 to January 15 each year. However, some states have different open enrollment periods. You can find more information about the open enrollment period in your state by visiting the Medicaid website for your state.
If you miss open enrollment, you may still be able to enroll in Medicaid if you have a qualifying life event, such as:
- Losing your job
- Gaining a new dependent
- Moving to a new state
- Having a change in income
- Having a change in your health status
If you have a qualifying life event, you can enroll in Medicaid by contacting your state Medicaid agency.
Medicaid is a government health insurance program that provides health coverage to low-income individuals and families. Medicaid is a very important program for many people, and it can help you get the health care you need. If you are eligible for Medicaid, I encourage you to enroll.