ATLANTE– 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. This outreach is key to ensuring recipients don’t miss any letters or notifications once the Biden administration ends the federal public health emergency (PHE). The expiration time remains uncertain, but Medicaid recipients are strongly encouraged to review and update their information now.
Due to changes in federal law to address the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people in the United States – including hundreds of thousands in Georgia – have received continued Medicaid coverage from the federal PHE in Classes. However, when the PHE expires, states must re-determine Medicaid beneficiaries to verify their eligibility. The most important thing Georgia Medicaid recipients can do is make sure all of their information is up-to-date on their Georgia Gateway account, including phone number, address, occupation or income, and number of people in their household. Customers are encouraged to go paperless and select the E-mail option for the fastest alerts.