Medicaid redetermination has started. Individual dates are available in Gateway.
What does this mean for me?
Based on changes in federal law, this is the process that the State of Georgia must complete over the next 14 months to make sure current Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members are still eligible for continued coverage. During redetermination, the State of Georgia will collect and verify member information, including contact and income details as well as other requested information and documents that will be used to determine your eligibility.
When is this happening?
Not everyone will go through this process at the same time. In fact, it will take about 14 months to reach everyone. Every case will be reviewed by the state between April 2023 and May 2024.
What should I do right now?
Visit staycovered.ga.gov to check your redetermination date and to update/confirm your contact information today so you can stay informed about the status of your coverage. After providing updated contact information, you can receive updates, resources, and alerts related to your status. Then, look for a letter or email and follow the instructions.
Why is it important to act now?
Stay in charge of your healthcare coverage! During the pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency, allowing Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members to remain enrolled without redetermining their eligibility for benefits. But now, based on new changes in federal law, eligibility is once again being reviewed for all Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members throughout a 14-month window, from April 2023 through May 2024. During redetermination, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members may be asked to provide more information or complete certain steps. It is very important to respond quickly when you get a letter or email with these requests.
What’s the first step in redetermination?
You’ll receive a letter or email about 45 days before your redetermination deadline. The letter or email simply says that your redetermination window has begun and provides instructions for updating or submitting your documents by your deadline. This may mean you need to upload pay stubs or other materials. You need to complete the steps listed in your letter as soon as possible to help avoid a potential gap in your coverage. You’ll also receive a reminder about 15 days before your deadline. You can find your redetermination deadline by logging into your account at gateway.ga.gov. It’s important to note that you can’t renew early. You must wait until you receive your letter – that’s when your redetermination window opens.
Visit your local Division of Family & Children Services office for support. To find the location and business hours for your local office, visit dfcs.georgia.gov/locations. If you need help reading this information or communicating with us, call 1-877-GADHS-GO (1-877-423-4746). Our services, including interpreters, are free. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking, you can call us at the number above by dialing 711 (Georgia Relay).