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Prepare for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) renewal

Your health insurance needs to be renewed every year. Avoid losing your Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare by being prepared for your renewal.

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Watch your mail

Watch the mail for information on renewing and make sure to reply on time.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will send you mail that looks like this:

We’re here to help you:

Update your contact information

If you have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, please update your address, phone number and email today. It’s important so you can be reached when it’s time to renew your health insurance. To update your contact information, call the customer service number on the back of your member identification card.

Know when to expect your eligibility renewal

Medical Assistance enrollees can expect your renewal to take place based on the month you first applied for the program. Use this online tool to look up your renewal month or contact us to get your specific renewal timeline for Medical Assistance. MinnesotaCare enrollees can expect their eligibility renewal beginning in Oct. 2023 for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2024.

We want to help you avoid gaps in your insurance

Contact us to answer questions about your insurance 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday:

Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)

612-676-3200 or 1-800-203-7225
TTY users call 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534

Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) (HMO D-SNP)
Connect + Medicare (Special Needs BasicCare) (HMO D-SNP)
Connect (Special Needs BasicCare)
Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+)

612-676-3438 or 1-855-307-6978
TTY users call 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534

New ways to renew your insurance

You now have more user-friendly ways to complete your renewal.

Learn more at DHS Renew My Coverage.

No longer qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare?

If your coverage through Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare is ending, you may be able to buy private health insurance through MNsure.

MNsure can help you make a smooth transition to a private health plan with:

  • Access to financial help that can lower the cost of your insurance
  • Free help from a MNsure-certified assister who can walk you through your options and help you enroll
  • An online plan comparison tool to help you choose a plan

Don’t risk a gap in your health insurance. Learn more at MNsure.

Health plan options through UCare

UCare offers a variety of plan options so you can choose one that fits you and your family. You may even be eligible for financial help on your premiums. We’ll help every step of the way, making the process as simple and easy as possible.

Get started with a UCare Individual & Family Plan or call a simplifier 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday at 1-855-307-6975. TTY users call 1-800-688-2534.