News Flash

Communications

Posted on: May 1, 2023

Changes are Coming to Medicaid, FNS, and WIC Benefits

The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends May 11, 2023

Your benefits could change. Take action to keep your information up to date.

• MEDICAID recertifications (renewals) began April 1, 2023 and will continue based on the beneficiary’s renewal date.

• In WIC, certain types of milk, yogurt, and bread/ rolls will be more limited after Aug. 1, 2023.

• Report changes in expenses/income to FNS to make sure your benefits are correct.

NEXT STEPS:

1 UPDATE YOUR INFO
Medicaid: Visit epass.nc.gov or call your local DSS.
FNS: Contact your local DSS office, ncdhhs.gov/localDSS WIC: Contact your local WIC agency, ncdhhs.gov/localWIC

2 LOOK OUT
Check for official mail, email, or texts with instructions on when and how to renew coverage or benefits.

3 REPLY ASAP
Respond right away with updated information. Submit forms by the due date.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID RECERTIFICATION? 
Learn more at medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/renew. Medicaid eligibility will expand when the budget is enacted. NCDHHS does not know the exact timing. Beneficiaries who no longer qualify for Medicaid may qualify for insurance assistance through healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.

NEED MORE HELP WITH FOOD?
For information on additional food assistance call 211, or visit ncdhhs.gov/foodresources, or ncdhhs.gov/ncwic.



PHE_MedicaidWicFNS_flyer_final

PHE_MedicaidWicFNS_flyer_final_Spanish


Facebook Twitter Email