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Do you need to renew your Medi-Cal coverage?

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2023 | Medi-Cal and Long Term Care Planning

Your local Medi-Cal office will review your eligibility yearly or when you report changes to your household. Therefore, you need to renew your coverage to keep your health benefits. 

Here is what you should know about this matter:

Renew your coverage each year

With some members, their coverage is usually renewed automatically. However, others have to do so every year. Your county will mail you a renewal form, which you should complete by the stated date. 

You will provide your income, address and household details, so it helps to have them ready when completing the form. Make sure you update any information that has changed. If you relocate before receiving the yearly renewal form, you should update your information.

You can also complete your Medi-Cal renewal online. This is the easiest and quickest way. The Department of Health Care Services has provided in-depth information, including videos on how to do this. Further, you can renew your coverage by visiting your local Medi-Cal office or calling.

How will you know your coverage has been renewed?

After submitting your renewal form, your local Medi-Cal office will mail you a letter informing you the coverage has been renewed. 

If you don’t submit your renewal form or fail to provide any document the county requested, your local office will mail you a letter reminding you to do so. You should turn in your renewal form or the particular document in less than 90 days from the date on the letter. After this period, you will need to reapply. 

It isn’t always easy to understand Medi-Cal benefits or planning in California. If you’re thinking ahead to the future, experienced legal guidance may help.