Apple Health public health emergency (PHE)
Important: Stay covered! Are you enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage? It may be time to complete your renewal. Make sure your address and phone number are up to date so you can stay enrolled. Report a change.
Be aware of Medicaid renewal scams
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) the Health Care Authority (HCA) extended coverage for all Apple Health (Medicaid) clients. This extension has now ended due to the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2023 and HCA resumed normal operations on April 1, 2023.
Washington has received reports of fake texts and phone calls to Medicaid clients about renewing their Apple Health coverage. We’re asking Apple Health (Medicaid) clients to be aware of suspicious contact seeking money to maintain their health coverage.
Sometime over the next 12 months, Apple Health clients will receive a renewal notice prior to the end of their renewal period based on their renewal date. HCA may text and call with a reminder that it’s time to update their contact information or renew coverage. These will be generic in nature and will never ask them for money to maintain their coverage.
To ensure they receive important notices about their health care coverage, Apple Health clients can update their contact information using one of the following options:
- For single adults, children, pregnant individuals, and parents/caretakers:
- Online: wahealthplanfinder.org or download the WAPlanfinder app
- Phone: 1-855-923-4633
- For individuals who are aged, blind, disabled, or eligible for Medicare:
- Online: washingtonconnection.org
- Phone: 1-877-501-2233
For more information about changes to Apple Health continuous coverage, visit hca.wa.gov/phe.