Your child may still be eligible,
even if you don’t qualify for benefits!
Children who are under the age of 19 may still be eligible for Medicaid coverage, even if their parents do not meet the requirements.
In January 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Special rules were put in place during the COVID-19 PHE to allow more people to get access to and keep their Medicaid benefits. Prior to the PHE, Nevada would review the information provided by beneficiaries and renew their participation in Medicaid if they still qualified.
However, when the continuous coverage requirement expires at the end of the PHE, Nevada will need to conduct a full redetermination for all beneficiaries who would have otherwise been subject to redetermination. Everyone enrolled in Medicaid or SNAP will need to renew when notified. Even if you don’t qualify for benefits, your child is still eligible in most cases. In Nevada, it is possible for children between the ages of birth and 18 to be eligible for Medicaid coverage even if their parents do not qualify based on income. Instead, these children may qualify for coverage through Nevada Check Up, which is a program that offers low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to uninsured children from low-income families.”
- Update your contact information today. Make sure you receive important Medicaid and SNAP renewal notices. Via chat https://d3rnc53tslgjau.cloudfront.net/ or call 1-800-283-4465
- Watch for your turquoise envelope or your electronic notices via email or text if you’ve opted for that method of communication. When you are notified that it’s time to renew, sign in at yes.state.nm.us and click the Renew My Benefits button.
- Questions? Call 1-800-283-4465 7am-6:30 pm MT, Monday -Friday.