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Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medi-Cal? If so, read on to find out which steps you need to take to continue your coverage.

As of April 1st, California resumed Medi-Cal eligibility reviews. It’s important that you respond to any communications you receive from Medi-Cal. Some people with Medi-Cal could be disenrolled from those programs, especially if they do not respond to requests for information from Medi-Cal. 

Here are some things you can do to prepare.  Click Here to Download a PDF version of this Information

  • Make sure your address is up to date

` Make sure Medi-Cal has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you about your Medi-Cal coverage.

  • Check your mail! (and email)

Medi-Cal may mail, email you, or even text you about your Medi-Cal coverage. This message will also let you know if you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify for Medi-Cal. If you get a renewal form, fill it out and return it to Medi-Cal right away. This may help you avoid a gap in your coverage.

If you receive a renewal packet or letter asking for more information, you will need to submit it via mail, phone, in person, or online to avoid gaps in coverage. Members can check their online account – Covered CaliforniaBenefitsCal, or MyBenefitsCalWIN – for alerts.

  • What if you don’t qualify for Medi-Cal? 

If you or a family member no longer qualify for Medi-Cal, you may be able to buy a health plan through Covered California

Plans are: 

  • Affordable. 4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month. 
  • Comprehensive. Most plans cover prescription drugs and provider services such as, doctor visits, urgent care, hospital visits, and more. 

Visit Covered California to find Marketplace plans and see if you might save on premiums. When you apply, don’t forget to include current information about your household, income, and the recent decision about your Medi-Cal coverage. 

Get more information 

Medi-Cal has a new landing page, KeepMediCalCoverage.org, where Medi-Cal members can find out about the renewal process and how to update their contact information to receive important updates.