Each fifty states operates their Medicaid program differently. Individuals are required to reapply for Medicaid in the state in which they are relocating. This means one must close their Medicaid case, and hence their benefits, in their original state before applying for benefits in their new state. Fortunately, when it comes to applying for Medicaid, there are no residency requirements. After relocation, one can immediately apply for Medicaid benefits in the new state.
Common concern is the lapse of benefits between canceling one’s Medicaid plan in their original state and reapplying (and becoming eligible in the state in which you are relocating. Fortunately, most states allow Retroactive Medicaid coverage. This allows up to three months of Medicaid coverage immediately prior to the month of Medicaid application. Once retroactive Medicaid eligibility is established, Medicaid will pay unpaid, qualified medical expenses from this retroactive period.
Suggest you contact the Texas Medicaid office BEFORE moving. They may offer more information. I am sending you the “basic” steps to do first.
MEDICARE – NEW: TAKING INSULIN: STARTING NEW COVERAGE
Starting 1 January 2023, people with Medicare taking insulin: Plans cannot charge you more than $35 for a one-month supply of each Medicare Part D-covered insulin you take, and cannot charge you a deductible for insulin! If you get a 60 or 90 day supply of insulin, your costs cannot be more than $35 for each months’ supply of each covered insulin. Go to Medicare.gov for more information.
*Information provided by:
Brenda Dever-Armstrong, CEO/Owner/CSA
The Next Horizon Seniors & Military Advocate/Resources/Services/Locator