If you or someone in your family have health coverage through Healthy Connections, South Carolina’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) program, you may be at risk of losing your benefits. A pandemic-era rule that protected people from losing State-provided health coverage has expired, putting South Carolina residents at risk of losing their Medicaid or CHIP benefits. Here’s what you can do:
Update Your Address
Make sure the State of South Carolina has your correct address, phone number and email. That way, they can reach out to you about any changes to your Healthy Connections (Medicaid or CHIP) coverage. If you would rather update your information over the phone, call (888) 549-0820.
Check Your Mail
The State of South Carolina will send you a letter about your Healthy Connections coverage. This letter will tell you if you need to fill out a renewal form. If you receive a renewal form, fill it out and send it back quickly. This can help you avoid losing your coverage.
What if You Don’t Qualify for Medicaid or CHIP Anymore?
If you or someone in your family doesn’t qualify for Healthy Connections (Medicaid or CHIP) anymore, you could still get a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The plans in the marketplace are: • Affordable. Four out of five people can find plans that cost less than $10 a month. • Comprehensive. Most plans cover things like prescription drugs, doctor visits, urgent care, hospital visits and more. Visit HealthCare.gov to see marketplace plans and find out if you could pay less on premiums. Don’t forget to include up-to-date info about your household, income and what the State of South Carolina decided about your Healthy Connections (Medicaid or CHIP) coverage.
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