Minnesotans urged to renew their Medical Assistance as feds extend deadline for renewal paperwork

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is urging Minnesotans to renew their Medical Assistance.

The state is extending the deadline to renew MA for more than 35,000 people whose renewal paperwork is overdue for July 1.

“We don’t want anyone to lose their health insurance,” said Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead.

“Our goal is for every eligible Minnesotan to keep their Medical Assistance.”

MA is Minnesota’s Medicaid program, and the state is working with the federal government to avoid ending MA coverage for people.

Recipients may be facing barriers to their renewal notices if their addresses have changed since the state enacted automatic coverage renewals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on renewals, visit the DHS webpage.

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