Renewing your Medicaid or CHIP benefits
What you need to know and do.
What is Medicaid or CHIP renewal?
It’s the way to see if you are eligible to keep getting Medicaid or CHIP benefits for another year. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will send you a notice saying you need to reapply for Medicaid or CHIP, for most people it’s every 12 months.
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 documents will I need?
It will depend on what applies to you, so check your notice. You may need to send copies of:
- Your birth certificate or driver’s license/state ID
- Pay stubs or tax returns
- Bank statements
- Proof of address
- Bills for housing, utilities and other expenses
- Medical records
- Record of immigration status
What happens if I miss the renewal due date?
If you miss the renew due date, your benefits may end.
Where can I go if I have more questions?
- Visit the Help Center Page opens in a new tab on the Your Texas Benefits site.
- Dial 2-1-1 from a mobile phone to reach Texas Health and Human Services. Or call 1-877-541-7905.
- Sign up to meet with a Community Partner. Search for someone near you here opens in a new tab. Be sure to take needed documents with you.
No longer qualify?
Visit uhc.com/staycovered opens in a new tab to learn more about coverage options available.
Choose how to renew
Complete paperwork that was mailed to you and send it back in the reply envelope provided.
See your member benefits and other health plan details at myuhc.com/communityplan opens in a new tab