Renew Your medicaid/chip Benefits

Take action in order to keep your Medicaid/CHIP benefits. Renewing is fast and easy. Stay insured and renew today!

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Medicaid/CHIP coverage was continuously renewed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The Public Health Emergency is now scheduled to end on January 11, 2023. You will be contacted by HHSC before this date and be advised of next steps. Please review this page for steps you can take NOW to ensure that you keep your Medicaid/CHIP coverage.

how to renew online

If you receive Medicaid (STAR, STAR Kids, STAR+PLUS) or CHIP health care benefits, you must renew your coverage every 12 months.
The fastest and easiest way to renew is online at
Learn more about the Public Health Emergency.

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, you can check your renewal date.

Renew Your Coverage

Complete and submit your renewal forms. Log back in to check your renewal status.

How To Renew By Mail

Look for an envelope marked “time-sensitive.” It will be mailed to you 3 to 4 months before your benefits end.

  • Carefully read the Renewal Letter (Form H1211).
  • Each person listed on the letter might need to take a different action to renew.
  • If more information is asked from you, you must:
    • Send in all forms or paperwork necessary.
    • Send in a signed renewal form either by going to or by asking for a paper form.    (The letter will tell you how to do this.)

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:

Keep Your Health Care Coverage

It’s important that you renew your health care coverage by your renewal date. You can check your renewal date and begin the renewal process online 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.

No longer eligible?

If you’re no longer eligible for Medicaid/CHIP, there are other options for health care coverage. 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!

We have launched a new secure portal for both Members and Providers! You will need to create a new account to access it. Register now!

Member Portal
Provider Portal