Be Renewal Ready

Renew your Medicaid to keep health coverage for another year.

What you should know about renewing your Medicaid.

Each year, everyone with Medicaid needs to go through a renewal process to keep their coverage. Because everyone’s renewal date is different, it is important that you stay renewal ready.

Here’s how to renew your Louisiana Medicaid coverage.


Make sure your address is correct. Update it right away if it changes.


Watch your mail for a letter from Medicaid.


Follow the instructions in your letter and respond by the deadline on your letter.


Get other coverage if you are no longer eligible for Medicaid.

We’re here to guide you through the Medicaid renewal process. Use this interactive tool to learn how to be renewal ready.

Renew to keep all of your benefits.

Louisiana Medicaid will send you a letter with instructions. Renewing your Medicaid coverage by the deadline on your letter means you won’t have any interruption in your benefits. If you and your family still qualify for Medicaid, you will keep all of the benefits you have with Louisiana Healthcare Connections:

No-cost medical and mental health care

No-cost or low-cost medications from local pharmacies

Vision and hearing benefits for children and adults

Free rides to the doctor or pharmacy

Extra support for new parents

Rewards for getting certain health services

Questions about what else your Louisiana Healthcare Connections Medicaid Plan covers? Call us at 1-866-595-8133 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What happens next?

After you submit your renewal information, the state’s Medicaid office will let you know if you’re still eligible for Medicaid. If you are, you don’t have to do anything else—you’re covered for another year.

If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, don’t worry, there are affordable options. Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you may be able to get low-cost, quality health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, These plans are also known as “Obamacare” plans. And you may also qualify for savings that can lower your monthly premium to as little as $0 and lower what you pay for services.