Medicaid eligibility and enrollment

Is Medicaid right for you?


Medicaid is open to:


 People who meet certain income requirements.


 Pregnant people.




 Older people.




 People with disabilities.


Medicaid coverage varies by state. Some states cover any person who meets certain income requirements. Other states have additional requirements.


There are reasons you may qualify for Medicaid:


 If you’ve recently become unemployed or are making less money than you used to


 If you meet income and family size requirements


 If you’ve recently become pregnant, are pregnant, or had a child


 If you have a disability

Let’s find out if you may be eligible


In many cases, Medicaid uses income guidelines to determine eligibility. Use this tool to see if you may be eligible. The tool will ask you for your yearly household income. If you don’t know it, enter your best guess.


You can also get an idea of your costs if you buy health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace® – also known simply as the Marketplace. The Marketplace is an alternative to Medicaid where you can find health coverage to fit your needs and budget.


In some cases, past medical expenses are covered


You may also be eligible for up to three months of coverage for prior unpaid medical expenses. This is called retroactive coverage.


You may be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid


It’s possible to have both Medicare and Medicaid. If you already have Medicare coverage, you may still qualify for Medicaid coverage if you meet eligibility requirements.

Food and housing are healthcare, too


Food   |   Housing   |   Work


We all need help from time to time. Our free Community Resource Link connects you to food, jobs, housing, and other local programs, if you should ever need them.

Medicaid enrollment


When is Medicaid enrollment?


Enrollment in Medicaid can be year-round. Visit your state’s Medicaid website to learn more about applying. You can apply for Medicaid at any time. If you qualify, you will be able to start getting benefits right away.


Let’s get you enrolled


Select your state below to see where to apply for Medicaid or how to enroll on the Marketplace.


Enroll on the Marketplace


Go to or call 800-318-2596 (TTY 855-889-4325), 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except holidays.

Anthem offers Medicaid plans in these states: