For Consumers

Losing Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Health Care Authority (HCA) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) extended coverage for all Apple Health clients. 

This extension ended on March 31, 2023. 

HCA and DSHS are mailing renewal notices to all Apple Health enrollees. This means everyone on Apple Health will need to reapply for benefits. If you no longer qualify for Apple Health, you’ll need to find a different health insurance plan.

If you're under age 65 and no longer qualify for Apple Health 

If you’re over age 65 or receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and lose coverage

Depending on your situation, here are some options:

If you want to learn more about the different Medicare plans or need more help with your Medicare options, call our Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program for an office near you at 800-562-6900. SHIBA is a free, unbiased and confidential service.