Rhode Island resumes Medicaid renewals

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March 23, 2023  

Rhode Island Medicaid will restart the renewal process April 1. This process is how the state proves that members still qualify for Medicaid. The federal government paused all Medicaid renewals during the COVID-19 public health emergency and now requires all states to restart renewals by April 1.

Not all members will go through the process at the same time. It will take about 12 months for the state to review eligibility for all members.

What to expect

  • Rhode Island Medicaid will look at federal and state data sources to see if you still qualify.
  • If the state confirms that you still qualify, they may renew your coverage right away. When this happens, you will get a letter stating that your Medicaid coverage was renewed. If you get this type of letter, you don’t need to do anything.
  • If the state cannot confirm that you still qualify, they will send you a letter asking for more details. If you get this type of letter, you will need to take action by the due date in your letter to keep your coverage.

What you should do

The most important thing you can do is to make sure the state has your current address. That way Rhode Island Medicaid can mail you the notices you need to keep or change your health coverage.

Have a new mailing address, email address or phone number?

Let the state know! You can:

  • Visit HealthyRhode.RI.gov and update your account
  • Download the free HealthyRhode app from the App Store or Google Play. Then update your account on your smartphone.
  • ​Call our Member Services team at 866-738-4116 (TTY: 711). We’re happy to help you update your address.