Pandemic Medicaid extension ending April 1
States will begin disenrolling people who are no longer eligible or unable to complete the renewal process for Medicaid.
FARGO — Although the Medicaid COVID-19 pandemic enrollment program is ending on March 31, 2023, Medicaid members in North Dakota will not have to worry about North Dakota Health and Human Services disenrolling them.
Since the pandemic started, the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services has not disenrolled anyone. However, they will begin their regular Medicaid renewals starting April 1.
To make sure members still qualify, the department will contact them through email, phone or mail. If the contact information is not updated on the self-service portal or through a representative, members may not receive important information about their coverage.
Completing the renewal form at the end may be the only step needed to be taken for each member.
North Dakota Health and Human Services Interim Director of medical services Krista Fremming said they will still be in contact with each of their members throughout this period because they will be able to determine a lot of member eligibility based on their data sources.
Someone who no longer qualifies for Medicaid can find a low-cost health plan through www.healthcare.gov or by contacting the North Dakota Navigators.
Medicaid members can receive more information about Medicaid renewals: https://www.hhs.nd.gov/human-services/medicaid/StayCoveredNDat