In May 2024, Louisiana Medicaid is restarting eligibility wage checks to verify that Medicaid members continue to meet income requirements. Wage checks will be conducted every three months. This is in addition to yearly renewals.

Medicaid will mail letters to members who need to verify income to continue their coverage. Individuals will have ten days to respond or risk loss of Medicaid coverage, even if they are eligible. Pregnant women, children, members in an active renewal period and members in long-term care or waiver assistance are excluded from the quarterly income checks.

To prevent potential loss of healthcare coverage, Medicaid urges all members to respond to any mail they receive from Medicaid asking for more information. Members should also make sure Medicaid has their latest address on file. Visit for ways to make contact information updates.

Members can respond to requests for more information from Medicaid by email, mail, fax or by using the Medicaid self-service portal at

Members can contact Medicaid by calling the toll-free Medicaid hotline at 1-888-342-6207. More information is also available online at