Nobody should have to go without health coverage. We can help.

If you recently lost Medicaid or CHIP coverage, don't worry. There's still time to reapply or find a new plan that's right for you, right now.


Learn why you lost your healthcare and what you can do next to stay covered.


Ready to reapply now? See the steps to complete an application. You may still be eligible to come back to your previous plan and keep your same providers and benefits.


If you’re not sure if you qualify, but still need healthcare, we can connect you to coverage options. You can also learn about other benefits you’re eligible for, like food and childcare assistance.

Let's find out why you lost coverage

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, all Medicaid members were able to stay enrolled, regardless of changes in eligibility or status. Now that renewals have resumed, you may have lost coverage for a variety of reasons.


Look at the questions below to see what happened for you, and what to do next.

You have to renew your Medicaid benefits every year to keep them. Missing your renewal deadline, incomplete paperwork, or forgetting a step in the renewal process all put you at risk of losing coverage.

Completed renewal, but still lost your coverage?

Check your renewal status: Log in to your Maryland Health Connection account or call 855-642-8572 to see if your renewal has been processed and to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Had other issues with your renewal?

You can reapply or contact Maryland Health Connection for more help.

See how to apply 

Renewal notices and other information about your benefits are sent through the mail. If the state didn’t have your updated address on file, you may have missed some important notices.

Update your address 

Your maternity plan may have ended. Medicaid maternity plans cover you throughout your pregnancy and 12 months after you give birth. Reapply for a Medicaid plan for parents with the same providers you’re used to.

See how to apply 

Your Medicaid eligibility is based in part on your income. You may no longer qualify if you:

  • Started a new job.
  • Got a raise.
  • Worked more hours.
  • Took on additional work or started your own business.

Check your eligibility 

Getting married, moving to a new state, or a new living situation could all impact your eligibility. Think about how your circumstances have changed since you joined Medicaid or CHIP.

Check your eligibility 

Some plans have monthly premium payments or copays for certain services. All payments were paused but have now restarted. You may have lost coverage if you missed payments. Log in to your online benefits account to review and make payments.

Review account history and pay 

Apply to come back to Medicaid or CHIP

You may still be eligible even though you lost your benefits. The only way to know for sure is to reapply. Follow these steps:

1 | Log in

Go to Maryland Health Connection. Log in to your secure online account.

2 | Apply

Fill out the application or update missing or incorrect information in your account. Contact Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572 for assistance.

3 | Get notified

You’ll receive a notice from the state to let you know if you’re re-enrolled.

Had us as your plan before? If you apply within 120 days of the date you lost coverage and you’re still eligible, you’ll automatically come back to your previous health plan with your same providers and benefits. All set.

What happens if you no longer qualify?

There are other health plans available. We can help.


Just answer a few questions using our benefits eligibility checker for personalized guidance.


Have more questions or need help? 

Call us at 800-707-0867 (TTY 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Eastern time.  

We can:

  • Answer your questions about our Medicaid or CHIP plans.
  • Tell you how to apply or renew.