In March 2020, the federal government declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the PHE and consistent with federal continuous coverage requirements, MassHealth put protections in place that prevented members’ MassHealth coverage from ending during the COVID-19 emergency.
The federal government has decided to end the continuous coverage requirements. MassHealth will return to its standard annual eligibility renewal processes in response to this decision. Starting April 1, 2023, all current MassHealth members must renew their health coverage to ensure they qualify for their current benefits. These renewals will take place over 12 months.
Do you have questions or do you need help completing your renewal paperwork? HealthFirst’s Patient Navigators are here to help! Schedule an appointment today to learn more and complete your renewal paperwork.