Renewing your CHIP and
Medicaid benefits


What you need to know and do.

Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program We Cover All Kids.

What are CHIP and Medicaid renewals?

It's the way to see if you are eligible to keep getting CHIP or Medicaid benefits for another year. Your County Assistance Office will send you a notice saying you need to renew your CHIP or Medicaid coverage.

The notice will tell you:

  • The date your documents are due
  • What information you need to give
  • What documents you need to send
  • Ways you can renew

What happens if I miss the renewal due date?

If you miss the renewal due date, your benefits may end. You can return your missing renewal up to 90 days after the deadline or reapply. See “Choose how to renew”

Where can I go if I have more questions?

No longer qualify?

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  • If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, your information will be securely transferred to Pennie®, Pennsylvania’s official health insurance marketplace, where you can select a qualified health plan (QHP) that best fits your needs.
  • There, you can choose low-cost or even no-cost plans. Pennie will connect you with financial savings to help reduce the cost of coverage and care.


Choose how to renew



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By phone

Call the Consumer Service Center for Health Care Coverage at
1-866-550-4355, 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday–Friday.



By mail

Complete the forms that were mailed to you. Return them in the postage-paid envelope that was sent with them.



Mobile phone

Use the free myCOMPASS PA mobile app. Download the app by visiting the App Store® or Google Play.

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