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Helping you live healthy is our top priority. So it’s important to renew your HealthChoice Illinois coverage every year to keep your benefits and services. If it’s time to renew your coverage, you can do it online on the Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) website. It’s easy. 

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Renewing your HealthChoice Illinois coverage

Renewing your HealthChoice Illinois coverage

At  Aetna Better Health® of Illinois, we want to continue getting you the health care coverage you need without any disruption. Every 12 months, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) will determine if you or your family members still qualify for HealthChoice Illinois. This review process is called redetermination.  


You should get a Medicaid Benefits Renewal Form in the mail from HFS. They’ll verify all the information you used to get your HealthChoice Illinois coverage last year. If nothing has changed, sign and return the form. Upon receipt of your completed form, HFS will renew your HealthChoice Illinois coverage automatically. And you’ll get a notice telling you that you’re still covered. 


If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, you have options. You may be able to connect to coverage at work or through the official Affordable Care Act marketplace for Illinois,


Beware of scams. Illinois will never ask you for money to renew or apply for Medicaid. Report scams to the fraud report website or the Medicaid fraud hotline at 1-844-453-7283/1-844-ILFRAUD

Did any of your information change?


Your Medicaid Benefits Renewal Form may be prepopulated with past information that HFS has on your household. Correct any incorrect information and add anything that is missing. You’ll have 30 days to send your completed form and supporting information back to HFS. 



Online: You can renew your coverage by going to the ABE website and clicking on the Manage My Case tool.


By phone: You can renew your coverage by calling 1-800-843-6154 (TTY: 1-866-324-5553).

By mail: You can mail your signed renewal form to:

Illinois Department of Health and Family Services    
PO Box 19138  
Springfield, IL 62763 

By fax: You can fax your signed renewal form to HFS at   

If you no longer qualify for Medicaid, you may be able to get coverage you can afford from through your employer or from other options, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. You can enroll if you’ve had a qualifying life event like losing your coverage.


Learn about other coverage options:


  • Employer health plans: If you’re employed, you can ask your employer if they offer them for their employees. If they do, be sure to also ask for a breakdown of costs, so you can see if you can afford the coverage.
  • Visit the Aetna CVS Health™ marketplace website to see if we offer an ACA plan in your area. More locations coming soon.
  • Visit to learn about other coverage options you may be eligible for.

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