Register an account on HealthCare.gov and provide personal, household, and income information, similar to purchasing health insurance through the marketplace. If the Marketplace determines that you meet Medicaid eligibility, your information will be transferred to the relevant state department responsible for Medicaid, and they will contact you. Some states allow direct online application through the state’s Marketplace.
Apply directly to the Medicaid agency of each state by mail or in person. You can find the official websites or contact information for each state’s Medicaid program on HealthCare.gov.
When applying for the White Card, you generally need to prepare the following documents:
Proof of identification: Documents verifying age, residence, citizenship, green card status, etc.
Proof of income and assets: Documents showing wage income, bank accounts, retirement savings accounts, and other personal assets.
Information on regular expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, etc.
How to Renew the White Card:
The frequency of White Card renewal varies by state, with most states requiring renewal every 12 months. You will receive a letter notifying you of the renewal deadline and providing instructions for renewal.
During the renewal process, you will need to resubmit proof of identity, income, and other necessary documents for reevaluation of eligibility.
How to Cancel the White Card:
White Card beneficiaries have an obligation to report changes in income or other relevant circumstances to the Medicaid agency. If your income increases or you no longer meet the eligibility criteria for the White Card, you are required to report these changes within a specified time frame.
Some states allow cancellation of the White Card by updating your insurance information through your Marketplace account. Alternatively, you can contact your local Medicaid agency (https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/getting-medicaid-chip/) to update your information.
White Card benefits generally end on the last day of the month in which the cancellation is requested, and you will receive written confirmation. If you have purchased another health insurance plan, it is advisable to choose an appropriate date to ensure a smooth transition.