Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Encourages Eligible Residents to Apply for Medicaid Redetermination

Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Encourages Eligible Residents to Apply for Medicaid Redetermination
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Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Encourages Eligible Residents to Apply for Medicaid Redetermination (Cook County, IL) — During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Medicaid Continuous Enrollment protected people from losing Medicaid coverage. The public health emergency declaration ended on May 11, 2023, causing Medicaid Continuous Enrollment and other Medicaid flexibilities to end as well.

This means:

  • Medicaid customers could lose coverage as soon as July 1, so don’t wait to renew.
  • Individuals must go back to applying for their eligibility of benefits every year. This is called redetermination.
  • It is critical that those receiving Medicaid benefits take action to avoid losing coverage.

To continue your Medicaid coverage, manage your case at abe.illinois.gov or call 1-800-843-6154 for help with the renewal process.

“All residents who are enrolled in Medicaid need to be aware of these developments,” said Commissioner Aguilar. “Over the last few years, things have been very different. Now as we return to a more normal state of affairs, we need to make sure that residents, municipalities, community organizations, and all other networks are aware of these changes to Medicaid Redetermination. I am looking at every possible avenue to get this information out to the 16th District and to bring those in need of help into direct contact with county and state health officials who can help navigate this process.”

Commissioner Aguilar would also like to promote an upcoming Medicaid Redetermination event in North Riverside. On June 26th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Cook County will be hosting a Medicaid Redetermination session at the North Riverside Health Center, 1800 S. Harlem Ave, Suite A, North Riverside, IL. Commissioner Aguilar encourages all eligible residents to attend this event if they have any questions on the process for applying for redetermination.

What is the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) doing to educate the public about Medicaid redetermination?

a. Since mid-April, CCDPH has been raising awareness on its web and social media sites and collaborating with community-based organizations and partners to share information regarding the need for Medicaid customers to complete redetermination in order to maintain coverage after the end of the Public Health Emergency declarations on May 11, 2023. Materials can be found by going to ccdph411.com.

b. CCH is working to educate Medicaid members about redetermination, creating and sharing information English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, and Russian.

For More Information, please visit: https://cookcountyhealth.org/redetermination/

Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Encourages Eligible Residents to Apply for Medicaid Redetermination

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