Renew Your medicaid/chip Coverage

Take action in order to keep your Medicaid/CHIP benefits. Get ready to renew now.

IMPORTANT: During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), Medicaid/CHIP coverage was continuously renewed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Beginning April 1, 2023, HHSC is planning to end Medicaid coverage for recipients who are no longer eligible but continued to be covered due to the PHE. Please review this page for steps you can take NOW to ensure you keep your coverage.

Get Ready To Renew Now.

If you receive Medicaid (STAR, STAR Kids, STAR+PLUS) or CHIP health care benefits, you must renew your coverage every 12 months.
The easiest way to renew is online at
Here are some things you can do to prepare for the renewal process.

Visit is a website for people in Texas who have applied for or get Medicaid or CHIP health care benefits.

log in to your account

Log in to Your Texas Benefits account or create one if you have not done so already. After you log in, make sure HHSC has your current mailing address, phone number, and email.

Renew Your Coverage

When it’s time to renew, complete and submit your renewal form as soon as possible. If you need help renewing or have questions about the form, we are happy to help.

Check Your Mail!

Look for a yellow envelope from Texas Health and Human Services marked “ACTION REQUIRED” in red ink.
If you signed up for electronic notices, you will receive an email and/or text. If more information is asked from you, you may need to:

    • Send in requests for information.
    • Send in a signed renewal form either online at or by mail.

If you don’t take the action needed by the due date listed on your Renewal Letter, your benefits may end.

Questions? view our step-by-step Renewal Brochure:

How To Create a Your Texas Benefits Account  ENG | SPAN

How To Report Changes  ENG | SPAN


Keep Your Health Care Coverage

It’s important that you renew your health care coverage by your renewal date provided by HHSC. You can begin the renewal process online and make sure your contact information is up to date at

Once you submit your renewal, HHSC will review your information to make sure that you are still eligible for Medicaid/CHIP. 

Need Help Renewing?

We’re happy to walk you through the renewal process either in person or over the phone. We can provide help in both English and Spanish or

No longer eligible?

If you’re no longer eligible for Medicaid/CHIP, there are other options for health care coverage. You may be able to enroll in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® and get help paying for it.


  • 4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month.
  • Plans cover things like prescription drugs, doctor visits, urgent care, hospital visits, and more.

Learn more about University Community Care Plan, our new plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace®, and how you can apply for coverage.

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Why Community First?

Community First offers our Medicaid and CHIP Members incredible Value-Added Services. Here’s just a few added benefits you could receive by renewing your health coverage and choosing Community First:

  • Pregnancy support, including a baby shower and baby items

  • Toddler booster seat

  • Gift cards

  • Extra vision benefits

  • Smart phone and much more!

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