How to Renew Apple Health (Medicaid) Coverage

Adult Health - March 28th, 2023

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How to Renew Apple Health (Medicaid) Coverage

Adult Health

How to Renew Apple Health (Medicaid) Coverage

Posted on March 28th, 2023 - Reading Time: 4 Minute/s

You may have heard that people who get Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage will have to start the renewal process soon.

Maybe you read an article, got a letter, or heard from a friend–and now you’re wondering what this means for you.

This guide will explain what Apple Health renewal is, why this process is starting up again, and how to renew your Apple Health coverage.

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What does Apple Health (Medicaid) renewal mean?

Apple Health renewal happens once a year. Renewal means people who get Apple Health coverage are asked to confirm that they still qualify.

Not everyone can get Apple Health (Medicaid). Eligibility depends on factors that include:

  • Age
  • Income
  • Household size
  • Immigration status

“Am I eligible?” Click here to learn more.

I haven’t had to renew before. Why now?

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the state’s Health Care Authority (HCA), who oversees Apple Health in Washington, extended coverage for people on Apple Health. That means people on Apple Health weren’t required to renew in order to keep their health care coverage.

Beginning on April 1, 2023, the HCA is starting the renewal process again. This may be the first time you’re being asked to renew your health coverage, especially if you started getting Apple Health coverage in 2020 or after.

That’s okay! Stay on this page to learn how to renew, or call the friendly team at CHPW for help.

Call us at 1-866-907-1904 (TTY:711)

Renewing your Apple Health coverage

What information you need

You might be asked for different kinds of information to renew. It’s important to check the letter or email you got. That’s where you’ll see what details you need to provide.

To renew your coverage, you may need to provide proof of:

  • Age
  • Income
  • Household size
  • Living in Washington
  • Immigration status (if that applies to you)

You can show proof of this information in some of the following ways:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Pay stubs
  • Employer statement, by telephone or in writing
  • An electronic deposit statement from your bank
Household Members
  • Tax return
Immigration Status
  • “Green card” or Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
  • Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571)
  • Valid visa or foreign passport with I-94 stamp of admission

More details

How to renew Apple Health (Medicaid) online

It’s simple to renew your Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage online.

  1. Start by visiting
  2. At the top right of the screen, select Sign In. Enter your account details, or make an account if you haven’t already.
  3. Follow the instructions to renew your coverage.

Renewing Apple Health over the phone

To renew Apple Health over the phone, you can call Washington Healthplanfinder’s Customer Support Center at 1-855-923-4633.

“What if I need help?”

Not sure where to start, or what you might need to renew?

CHPW can help. Give us a call and speak with our friendly, knowledgeable team.

Call us at 1-866-907-1904 (TTY:711)

How do I know if I still qualify?

Apple Health eligibility can be complicated. Eligibility depends on your income and life situation. See more on CHPW’s Apple Health eligibility page.

Or call our enrollment specialists—they can use your personal details to figure out if you’re eligible.

Call us at 1-866-907-1904 (TTY:711)

I don’t qualify anymore. Am I going to lose my coverage?

It can be stressful to think about losing your Apple Health coverage. But even if you don’t qualify for Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage, you have options.

It doesn’t mean you won’t have a health plan.

There’s more than just Apple Health and expensive plans out there. For instance, Community Health Plan of Washington’s other plans include:

You could still qualify for help paying for your medical costs.

For those who are Medicare-eligible, “Extra Help” (called the Low-Income Subsidy program at CHPW) may help you pay for health insurance costs.

If you get a Cascade Care plan like CHPW’S Individual & Family plan, you could qualify for premiums as low as $10/month. Or $0/month!

Want to learn more about choosing health insurance?

CHPW members: Your health plan matters!

Even if you have to leave Apple Health, staying with CHPW lets you keep primary care doctor and clinic.

Keeping your care team can make a big difference in your health because they already know you and your needs.

Visit our renewal page for Apple Health renewal information, or call us at 1-866-907-1904 (TTY:711)

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