• English

    Google Translate Disclaimer

    The Maryland Department of Information Technology (“DoIT”) offers translations of the content through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, DoIT does not control the quality or accuracy of translated content. All DoIT content is filtered through Google Translate which may result in unexpected and unpredictable degradation of portions of text, images and the general appearance on translated pages. Google Translate may maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by DoIT and are not associated with DoIT’s privacy and use policies. After selecting a translation option, users will be notified that they are leaving DoIT’s website. Users should consult the original English content on DoIT’s website if there are any questions about the translated content.

    DoIT uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. Google Translate is a third-party service and site users will be leaving DoIT to utilize translated content. As such, DoIT does not guarantee and does not accept responsibility for, the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files like PDFs and graphics (e.g. .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).

    DoIT provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but DoIT does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution available to users. All site visitors may choose to use alternate tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use DoIT content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. DoIT is not liable for any loss or damages arising out of, or issues related to, the use of or reliance on translated content. DoIT assumes no liability for any site visitor’s activities in connection with use of the Google Translate functionality or content.

    The Google Translate service is a means by which DoIT offers translations of content and is meant solely for the convenience of non-English speaking users of the website. The translated content is provided directly and dynamically by Google; DoIT has no direct control over the translated content as it appears using this tool. Therefore, in all contexts, the English content, as directly provided by DoIT is to be held authoritative.


    topheader - FINAL.png

    February 28, 2023​

    Media contacts:

    Chase Cook, Acting Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-8649

    Maryland Department of Health urges Medicaid enrollees to update their contact information ahead of redetermination period

    Baltimore, MD- The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is partnering with HealthChoice Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to launch the Medicaid Check-In campaign. The goal of the Medicaid Check-In is to help Marylanders avoid disruptions in health insurance coverage. 

    The statewide effort will encourage Marylanders enrolled in Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHP) to update their contact information and to generate awareness for the resumption of renewals. The Medicaid Check-In campaign is a joint effort by MDH, MCOs, Maryland Health Connection (MHC), the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), and the state’s designated health information exchange, Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP).

    In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped Medicaid and MCHP renewals and redeterminations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this time, Medicaid enrollees have not needed to complete the renewal process to maintain coverage. Beginning in April 2023, Maryland will resume standard Medicaid eligibility and enrollment operations.

    “The Medicaid Check-In campaign is meant to reach Marylanders wherever they are so they know changes are coming. Maryland Medicaid officials are focused on ensuring that eligible individuals do not lose coverage when it is time for their renewal,” said MDH Secretary Laura Herrera Scott. “We urge Marylanders to make sure Maryland Health Connection has their current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. We don’t want anyone to miss out on important health coverage information or have a gap in coverage.” 

    Marylanders who have Medicaid or MCHP health coverage can update their contact information three ways: online, by phone, or in person.

    • Enrollees can log in to their account at MarylandHealthConnection.gov and update contact information.

    • Enrollees can call MCH at 855-642-8572. Help is available in more than 200 languages. Deaf and hard of hearing use relay service.

    • Enrollees can also call or visit their local Department of Social Services or local health department.

    Marylanders who qualify for Medicaid because they are aged, blind, disabled, or enrolled in a Home and Community-Based Services program can update their contact information by visiting their local Department of Social Services, calling 800-332-6347, or visiting mymdthink.maryland.gov.

    Medicaid enrollees will receive a notice from Medicaid about their coverage. This notice will instruct enrollees to complete their renewal. If an individual is no longer eligible for Medicaid coverage, individuals may be eligible to enroll in another low-cost health insurance option. Individuals have up to 60 days after your Medicaid coverage ends to enroll in a new plan on Maryland Health Connection. If enrollees fail to respond, their Medicaid coverage will end.

    “If your mailing address, email address or phone number changed, don’t delay in updating your contact information,” added Secretary Herrera Scott. “It’s the only way to ensure that we get important updates and coverage information to you.”

    The Medicaid Check-In will feature television, radio, social media, and transit ads, in tandem with direct outreach by MCOs and coordination with Medicaid and MCHP providers. The campaign will run from March 2023 through April 2024.

    For more information about Medicaid Check-In visit marylandhealthconnection.gov/checkin or health.maryland.gov/mmcp.



    The Maryland Department of Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement. 

    Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/MDHealthDept and at Facebook.com/MDHealthDept