The 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act (also known as the Omnibus Bill) was signed into law Dec. 29. 2022. The bill removes the continuous Medicaid coverage requirement from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. This means on April 1, 2023, state Medicaid programs are no longer required to maintain continuous coverage for beneficiaries.

North Carolina began the renewal (recertification) process for Medicaid beneficiaries April 1, 2023. Recertifications (renewals) will be completed over the next 12 months, as beneficiaries are up for renewal. Recertification could result in a beneficiary’s termination or reduction of benefits.

How NC Medicaid Eligibility Recertification (Renewal) Works Fact Sheet   English l Spanish

What is NC Medicaid Recertification (Renewal) Video   English l Spanish

Changes are coming to Medicaid, FNS and WIC Benefits   English l Spanish

Actions Beneficiaries Can Take Today

Beneficiaries should make sure their local DSS has their current mailing address, phone number, email or other contact information. With an enhanced ePASS account, beneficiaries can update their address and other information for Medicaid online without having to call or visit their local DSS.  

Check their mail
Local DSS will mail beneficiaries a letter if they need to complete a renewal form to see if they still qualify for Medicaid.

Complete the renewal form (if they get one)
If a beneficiary receives a renewal form, they should fill out the form and return it to their local DSS right away to help avoid a gap in their Medicaid coverage.

This page was last modified on 04/27/2023