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Medicaid Renewals

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The Medicaid renewal process
You need to report your household income to your local County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) every 12 months to find out if you still qualify for Medicaid benefits. This is also called Medicaid redetermination.

If you have already verified your household income to your local CDJFS in the past 12 months, you do not need to renew your Medicaid again until the next renewal process. You only need to verify your income to CDJFS once every 12 months.

How do I report my income?
You can do this three ways:

  • If you already have an account with www.benefits.gov/, log in and click on the "renew my benefits" tab.
  • If you don’t already have an online account, fill out the form you got in the mail from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM). After you fill out the form, send it to your local CDFJS.
    • You can find the CDJFS address on the front of the letter you got from ODM or at this website.
  • You can also go to your local CDJFS to fill out the form there and turn it in.

If you need help with this process, call 2-1-1. This number is a free and confidential service available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What information do I need to complete the form?
Try to have as many of these documents as you can:

  • Pay stubs
  • W-2 forms
  • Employer or income information

 

What happens after I turn in my form?
The form will be reviewed and you will hear back in one to two weeks. If you don’t hear back by then, call either your local CDJFS office or (800) 324-8680.

What if I didn't report my income in time and I lost my benefits?
You may be able to file an appeal with your local CDJFS caseworker if you think you are still eligible for Medicaid. An appeal is a way to challenge a decision that was made for you. If you lost your Medicaid benefits:

15 days ago or less You can file for an appeal. you can keep your benefits during this time.
90 days ago or less You can file for an appeal. You will not be covered under Medicaid during this time. If you get your benefits back through the appeal, health care services from the past 90 days or less will be covered.
90 days or more You can reapply for Medicaid through the application process.

 

Who do I call if I have questions about Medicaid renewal?
If you have questions about Medicaid renewal, call your CDJFS office or caseworker. Click here to find your local CDJFS office.

What if I don’t qualify for Medicaid, and I still need help with health insurance?
You can look into other programs. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to get health insurance for less. To learn more about Marketplace, go to www.Healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596. Or click here to learn more about Molina Marketplace. ​​​​

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