We are sharing an important message about Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare program for families. Minnesota offers essential programs that provide health coverage to people who otherwise may not be able to afford it. This coverage has been continuous for everyone since 2020, so individuals may not know they need to renew coverage. Now every Minesota member must go through the annual renewal process to find out if they are still eligible to remain covered in the program. Support services include medical care, mental health care, and therapies that are part of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Here’s the information:
Do You Have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare? Protect Yourself & Your Family: Renew Your Coverage & Your Children’s Coverage
• UPDATE your contact information with Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. Use your phone, computer, or a local library computer to go to the https://mn.gov/dhs/renewmycoverage/ website and follow the provided steps to update your contact information. Make Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you when it’s time to renew your/your children’s coverage.
• RESPOND to the Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare renewal form when it arrives to keep your coverage. Be on the lookout for a letter from Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. The letter may say that you need to fill out a form to renew your coverage. Fill it out and mail it in right away to help avoid a gap in your coverage or your child’s coverage. If the letter says that you and your children were already renewed, you’re all set!
• PARENTS should respond even if you don’t think you’re eligible—your kids could still be eligible!
Easy ways to inform families include an email, take-home flyer, home-to-school communication apps for teachers/parents/students, or a conversation during back-to-school nights, curriculum nights, PTA meetings, or parent-teacher conferences. A helpful link is to Minnesota Department of Human Services website: Be prepared to renew. Your health insurance needs to be renewed periodically. Avoid losing your Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare by being prepared for your renewal https://mn.gov/dhs/renewmycoverage/
The Team at Hunger Impact Partners