Thousands of Georgians have had continuous Medicaid coverage stemming from the ongoing federal COVID public health emergency (PHE). However, when the PHE expires, states must conduct redeterminations of Medicaid recipients to check their eligibility. Georgia Medicaid recipients will soon receive one or more text messages from the Georgia Department of Human Services asking them to update their account information and communication preferences. The timeline for expiration remains uncertain, but Medicaid recipients are strongly encouraged to review and update their information now.
The most important thing Georgia Medicaid recipients can do is make sure all of their information is up-to-date in their Georgia Gateway account, including phone number, address, job or income, and number of people in their household. Clients are encouraged to go paperless and select the email option for the fastest alerts.