Renew your coverage

Senior Care Options (SCO) members must renew their coverage each year to keep their health insurance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MassHealth put protections in place that prevented members’ coverage from ending. However, these protections have ended, and MassHealth has restarted its standard renewal process for SCO members. This means you should:

  • Pay attention to your mail and look out for a blue envelope from MassHealth.
  • Act upon any notices you receive on this topic.

If MassHealth has enough information about you, they will renew your SCO coverage automatically. If not, they will send a renewal form in a blue envelope to the mailing address they have on file.

Be sure to reapply for your SCO coverage as soon as possible to avoid long wait times or delays.

If you no longer qualify for SCO, there may be other health insurance options available to you under MassHealth or Medicare.

If you don’t reapply by the deadline in your blue letter, you may lose your SCO coverage. You will still be able to apply after losing coverage the same ways listed above, but you may have a gap in your health insurance.

You will probably need the information listed below for each person in your household, so gather as much as possible before you start.

  • Personal information including Social Security numbers, birth dates, etc.
  • Income and paystubs from employers; self-employment and other income, such as Social Security benefits, or rental income
  • Current or recent health insurance and/or Medicare information
  • Proof of residency, such as a utility bill
  • Proof of Immigration status, such as a visa or green card
  • Proof of Citizenship