Learn more about changes on Medicare

Posted on 02/24/23 by Ana Leal


AARP is helping to spread the word on an upcoming Medicaid change. IL's public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, "aligning the state with the federal government’s decision to end the national public health emergency." Learn more, re-up Medicaid due to end of public health emergency.

Medicaid members, don't risk losing your health insurance, update your mailing address with Illinois Medicaid! Free at 877-805-5312 from 7:45am–4:30pm or visit their site.


Approximately 15 million Medicaid beneficiaries across the country are set to lose health insurance coverage because the end of the PHE will trigger a redetermination process. Telehealth flexibilities for Medicare beneficiaries will end 151 days after the PHE expires. However, telehealth flexibility will remain for plans regulated by Illinois due to ISMS-backed legislation. The federal government will stop paying for COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments. Don't let this pass, update your mailing address!

This story is provided by AARP Illinois. Visit the AARP Illinois page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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