Texas Medicaid Renewal


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Texas STAR Medicaid members must renew their benefits every 12 months to keep them. If you don’t renew on time, you could lose your benefits.

How will I know when it’s time to renew?

You’ll get a notice in the mail from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) when it’s time to renew. If you signed up for electronic notices, you will get an email or text telling you that a letter was posted to your account.

You can also log into your YourTexasBenefits.com account and click Select Details for your case. If it’s time for you to renew your benefits, it will say Yes in the Time to Renew column.

When it’s time to renew, be sure to respond promptly. If you don’t renew on time, you’ll have to complete a new application, and there may be a lapse in your coverage.

Take Action Now! 

Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Visit YourTexasBenefits.com. Create an account if you don't already have one.
  2. Gather the Necessary Documents. See the section below for the full list of documents you may need to provide.
  3. Complete and Submit the Renewal Form.


What if I lose my coverage?

You can still reapply! If you reapply within 60 days of the date you lost coverage and you’re still eligible, you’ll return to Parkland Community Health Plan.

Documents Needed

You must provide all the information requested in the application to renew your Medicaid coverage. If you don’t, your coverage will end soon. Be sure to have these items ready when completing the renewal process.

Texas birth certificate


Proof of your age (birth certificate or driver’s license) and citizenship.
Income Tax Return Form


Proof of all sources of income from the last 60 days (pay stubs or tax return, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, veteran’s benefits, retirement accounts, and any other income).
utility bill


Proof you live in Texas (rent receipts or landlord statements, a copy of your mortgage, utility bill, recent mail addressed to you at your current address)
immigration card

Immigration Status

Resident card (I-551), arrival/departure form (I-94), or papers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

What if my renewal application is not approved / I’m no longe
r eligible for STAR Medicaid benefits? 

If Texas HHSC determines that you are no longer eligible for Medicaid coverage, you may be able to qualify for another HHSC program like CHIP or Healthy Texas Women. In addition, there are several low-cost health plans available through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

2 Ways to Renew for Texas Medicaid

It is time to renew your Medicaid coverage. You can renew your health benefits in one of two ways:

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Fill out your packet
and mail it back.

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Still Have Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions



You will get a yellow packet in the mail from HHSC. If you signed up for electronic notices through YourTexasBenefits.com, you will get an email or text telling you that a letter was posted to your account.

You can also check if it’s time to renew by logging in to your account with Your Texas Benefits (using the website or mobile app), or by calling 2-1-1 and choosing Option 2 after picking a language.

If you are the head of household or an authorized representative, you will be able to apply, renew, and report changes on YourTexasBenefits.com. 

Yes, you still need to renew. If you do not have any changes, select “No Changes” in each part of the application.

The best way to complete your renewal is online at YourTexasBenefits.com. You can also submit your application, renewal form, and requested information by:

  • Calling 2-1-1 and choosing Option 2, after picking a language.

  • Visiting a local office or a community partner. To find an HHSC office or a community partner, visit YourTexasBenefits.com/Screener/FindanOffice, or call 2-1-1 and choose Option 2, after picking a language. 

HHSC will review your application. They may ask about information that is missing or can’t be found from other sources. If you are still eligible, you will get a notice from HHSC that says your Medicaid eligibility is renewed.