Cardinal Care
Virginia's Medicaid Program

Renew Coverage / Report a Change

Renewing Coverage

Medicaid renewals were paused during the COVID-19 emergency. However, Virginia will resume reviewing members' eligibility for health coverage in March 2023 to make sure they still qualify. You can take steps now to get ready for the return to our normal enrollment process.

Health coverage from Virginia Medicaid needs to be renewed each year. This is called an annual renewal. If your local department of social services has all of the information needed to complete your renewal, this process will be done automatically. You will receive a notice in the mail telling you if your coverage will continue for another year.

If your renewal cannot be completed automatically, you will receive a paper renewal form in the mail. This means you must take action to renew your health coverage.

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Reporting a Change

You must report any change of address or phone number within ten calendar days from the date the change occurred. These include changes of:

  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Jobs
  • Income
  • Family members living with you

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