Keep Your MassHealth Coverage: Attend Renewal Day
About 76,000 residents have lost MassHealth insurance since April, following the end of the federal public health emergency and the start of MassHealth requiring renewals again. Only half of terminated residents were verified as ineligible. That means about 38,000 members may have been eligible to keep their insurance, but MassHealth couldn’t reach them or they did not submit required documentation.
Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) and the Malden Council on Aging (COA) have partnered to help MassHealth spread the word to members in the community and help individuals prevent loss of coverage. MVES and Malden COA will host their second MassHealth Renewal Day at the Malden Senior Center, 7 Washington St.
The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. MassHealth members aged 65 years and up are invited to register for a one-on-one renewal session with a trained expert.
The first Renewal Day hosted by MVES and the Malden COA was a success, with MassHealth members completing their renewal on the spot with help from certified, experienced counselors. Other members who were not yet due to renew received personalized guidance about their future renewal date, how to provide MassHealth with the updated information required, eligibility, and more.
All MassHealth members need to renew their coverage during the next year, following the end of the federal public health emergency. Residents will receive a blue envelope from MassHealth notifying of their renewal deadline.
Reservations are required. To sign up, please call Mystic Valley Elder Services at 781-324-7705, ext. 100.
Please try to bring to your session: Your blue envelope from MassHealth and its contents; form of identification; social security number; and proof of income, assets and insurance.