What MaineCare Members need to know
During the COVID19 pandemic, most MaineCare members could keep their MaineCare even if they experienced changes that would have otherwise made them ineligible. This was called “continuous coverage.” Continuous coverage ended April 1, 2023.
Most people with MaineCare will need to update their information to see if they can keep their coverage.
- MaineCare members must complete a renewal to see if they are still eligible for MaineCare. People who are no longer eligible or do not complete their renewal could lose their MaineCare coverage.
- Members who lose MaineCare may be able to receive help paying for Marketplace coverage. People who lose MaineCare are eligible a special enrollment period through Maine’s health insurance marketplace at CoverME.gov. CoverMe.gov can help people explore their coverage options and provide information about help that may be available to pay for coverage.
MaineCare Members should update all contact information with MaineCare:
- Go to MyMaineConnection.gov to create or log into your account.
- Call 1-855-797-4357. After listening to the message, press 1 to leave your updated contact information. You will need the last four digits of your social security number and your date of birth.
Contact information should be updated with MaineCare by:
- Going to MyMaineConnection.gov to create or log into and update the account.
- Calling 1-855-797-4357. After listening to the message, press 1 to update contact information. They will need the last four digits of their social security number and date of birth.
- Members should open and read all letters and notices from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. They should look for an envelope with a large blue block on it. This envelope should not be ignored. A renewal form will be inside.
- Members who set up a My Maine Connection account to receive electronic notices, will get an email or text message when a new notice has been sent. They should log into their My Maine Connection account to read notices and complete renewals.
Keep in mind:
- Young adults and children can be enrolled in MaineCare at higher income levels. They can often keep MaineCare even though the adults in their household lose MaineCare coverage.
- Households with annual reviews in January, February, or March 2023 will complete their reviews in 2024.
- Those who lose MaineCare, still have options!
- If an employer offers coverage, find out if coverage can be picked up for the employee and family.
- A special enrollment period may be available to get health coverage through CoverME.gov. NOTE: most special enrollment periods close 90 days after the qualifying event. Learn more about special enrollment periods at CoverME.gov.
Download our printable resource about these MaineCare changes here.