Do You Need to Inform Medicaid of a Change of Address?

Medicaid users must report any change of address, explains Indiana Medicaid. Medicaid users may not receive their annual Medicaid renewal packets if their mailing addresses are outdated or incorrect, notes the New York State Department of Health.

Procedures for reporting a change in address vary by state. Indiana Medicaid users can file change-of-address forms with caseworkers or at a Medicaid office. In Texas, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission allows Medicaid users to update their contact information online.

Notifying Medicaid of changes in address helps ensure continuous health coverage, explains Indiana Medicaid. Mail sent by Medicaid is subject to specific laws and cannot be forwarded to a new address in the same way other mail is forwarded, explains the New York State Department of Health.