Keeping Your Coverage Active
Person holding NYS Medicaid card.

Keeping Your
Coverage Active

Remember, every year you must
re-apply for Medicaid coverage

Need help? Contact us.

Questions with

Speak with the
SelectHealth Care Team at
(TTY: 711).

Monday – Friday
8 am — 6 pm

As always, we respect your privacy and will not share your information.

If you don’t get re-certified by Medicaid, you can lose your coverage under SelectHealth. Remember, every year you must re-apply for Medicaid coverage.

  1. Review and complete the Medicaid application form.

  2. Follow the instructions in the packet.


It is very important that you complete this application process prior to your coverage ending.

Medicaid will send you an application form within 60 days of when your Medicaid coverage will end. You will also receive a letter from SelectHealth with instructions for how to renew your Medicaid coverage. If you do not receive this information, please contact us at 1-866-469-7774 (TTY: 711) Monday – Friday, 8 am — 6 pm.

Watch out for Medicaid scams!

Be on the alert for scammers who ask for a fee to help you renew or recertify your Medicaid coverage. Never give out your Medicare or Social Security Numbers over the phone or in a text.

VNS Health and/or your local Medicaid office will send you notices about the renewal process, which may include reminders to update your contact and income information. But we will never ask for money to renew or apply for Medicaid.

If you get a text, phone call or email that you think may be a fraud, please contact your local Medicaid office.