Texas Medicaid and CHIP Renewal
HEALTHfirst STAR Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) is a Medicaid program. It provides no-cost health care insurance for low-income children, pregnant women, and families.
Low-cost healthcare for children whose families earn too much money to be eligible for Medicaid (STAR).
If you are a Texas Medicaid member, your benefits will be expiring soon. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a lapse in coverage:
All Medicaid Members Must Renew Their Coverage
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) in early 2020. This included automatic renewal of benefits for Medicaid members.
The PHE is ending on May 11, 2023 – which means that automatic renewal is also ending. All Medicaid members must submit a renewal application to continue receiving benefits.
Do you have CHIP coverage? Automatic renewal of CHIP benefits has already ended. CHIP members are now required to renew their coverage every 12 months.
Check Your ID Card
When you became a member, PCHP sent you a Member Identification (ID)
Card in the mail. Your membership date is listed on the card.
Proof of your age (birth certificate or driver’s license) and citizenship. Resident card (I-551), arrival/departure form (I-94), or papers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Proof of all sources of income from the last 60 days (pay stubs or tax return, Social Security, and any other income).
Proof of you live in Texas (rent receipts or landlord statements, a copy of your mortgage, or utility bill)
You must provide all the information requested in the application. If you don’t, your coverage may be denied. Be sure to have these items ready when completing your application.
How Do I Renew My Benefits?
Still Have Questions?
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid renewal, timeframes, and more.