January 16, 2024
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a new, online and user-friendly hub for partners to access critical Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) renewal and transition resources.
This hub pulls together materials from across the federal government, and is a key part of efforts to ensure people with Medicaid or CHIP coverage are aware of states' renewal processes and can easily renew their coverage, or, if appropriate, get connected to other coverage through their jobs or the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces.
Most of the resources available on this new centralized hub were developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with some other resources coming from different HHS agencies or U.S. Government agencies that have worked closely with HHS and CMS.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra was quoted in an HHS news release saying, "Nobody who is eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program should be disenrolled simply because they didn't have enough information about the renewal process . . . We encourage our partners to utilize this new resource hub to help ensure children and families have the coverage that's right for them. We also urge states to join us in partnering with local governments and community organizations to reach people eligible for Medicaid and CHIP where they are."