f you are a Medi-Cal Member,
you will need to renew your
eligibility once a year. Also
called a redetermination, renewals
are done by the Ventura County
Human Services Agency (HSA), not
Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP).
Medi-Cal stopped doing renewals
between January and May of 2014.
If your renewal month was during
that time, you should have gotten
a notice letting you know your new
How will I know when I need
You will get a notice and
the renewal forms in the mail two
months before your renewal date.
If you have moved since you signed
up, call your local Medi-Cal o ce
with your new address.
How do I renew?
notice tells you what information
you need to provide. If you do not
renew before the due date, your
Medi-Cal bene ts will be suspended.
You can renew by mail, by phone,
in person or online. If you are
missing information, call, send or
bring in what you have. Call the
number on the form if you have
questions or call
If you don’t complete your
renewal, your Medi-Cal bene ts
will be suspended. You will have
90 days to complete the renewal to
reopen your Medi-Cal. If you reopen
between 60 and 90 days after your
For help renewing your Medi-Cal,
call Ventura County Human
Services Agency at
Medi-Cal ended, you will have State
Medi-Cal for a month or two before
becoming a GCHP Member again.
After 90 days, your Medi-Cal bene ts
will end, and you will have to reapply.
What does it mean if I lose my
If you lose your Medi-Cal,
you will lose your health care coverage
and will no longer be a GCHP
Member. You can reapply, but you
may have a break in your coverage.
If you have Medi-Cal through
If you have
Medi-Cal because you are receiving
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI), the Social Security o ce will
let you know when you need to
renew your eligibility.
Long Beach, CA
Permit No. 2041
Issue 1 • Winter 2015