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Lose Medicaid or CHIP? Stay covered 4 ways

Published on May 30, 2024

You have health insurance options if you lose Medicaid or Childrenโ€™s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage.
Lose Medicaid or CHIP? Stay covered 4 waysLose Medicaid or CHIP? Stay covered 4 ways
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4 ways to stay covered

1. ย Get a Marketplace health plan. Most people qualify for savings to lower what they pay for their monthly premium and when they get care.
  • You can apply and enroll in a Marketplace plan as early as 60 days before your Medicaid or CHIP coverage ends to avoid a gap in coverage.
  • From March 31, 2023 โ€“ November 30, 2024, you can apply for a Marketplace plan any time after your Medicaid or CHIP coverage ends. You have 60 days after submitting your application to enroll in a plan. Your coverage starts the month after you complete your enrollment.
3. ย Decide between a job-based plan or Marketplace coverage, if your employer offers health insurance.
4. ย Sign up for Medicare, if you qualify (like if youโ€™re 65 or older).