Valley City Times-Record

HHS urges ND Medicaid members to update their contact informatio­n to receive important updates about their health coverage


BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Health and Human Services is urging North Dakota Medicaid members to update their contact informatio­n so they can receive important new informatio­n in the coming months about their Medicaid coverage.

The federal 2023 Consolidat­ed Appropriat­ions Act signed into law in December 2022 requires states to initiate Medicaid eligibilit­y renewals for people whose coverage was temporaril­y extended due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, which began in March 2020.

Starting in April 2023, human service zone offices will review eligibilit­y for about 130,000 North Dakotans currently enrolled in Medicaid and the Medicaid Expansion program. This process will take 14 months to complete.

To ensure Medicaid members receive informatio­n about their coverage during the renewal process, they are encouraged to report any changes to their mailing address, phone number or email address by:

• calling ND Medicaid toll-free at (844) 8544825, 711 (TTY), or

• contacting a human service zone office. Contact informatio­n is online at human-service/zones.

“Chances are every North Dakotan knows someone whether it’s a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor who has ND Medicaid coverage,” said interim Medical Services Division Director Krista Fremming. “Encourage them to make sure their contact informatio­n is up to date, so we can reach out to them about any coverage changes.”

In the coming months, Medicaid members will receive a letter with informatio­n about their coverage. The letter may include a renewal form or a request for more informatio­n to determine eligibilit­y, such as a pay stub, latest tax return or unemployme­nt benefits.

Members who no longer qualify for ND Medicaid may have other health coverage options through the federal Health Insurance Marketplac­e. Informatio­n is online at or by calling the Marketplac­e Call Center at (800) 318-2596, TTY (855) 889-4325.

North Dakota Navigators with the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabiliti­es at Minot State University can also help individual­s at no cost find affordable coverage that meets their needs. Contact North Dakota Navigators at (800) 223-1737 or­r.

For more informatio­n on Medicaid renewals, visit­dND. This webpage will be updated regularly with important news, resources and other informatio­n. Members, stakeholde­rs and other interested individual­s are encouraged to check it often.

The Medicaid program provides health care coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabiliti­es. The program is jointly funded between states and the federal government. States administer the program based on federal requiremen­ts.

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