After nationwide reports of texts and calls seeking money to obtain or keep Medicaid coverage, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is warning the community about current Medicaid renewal scams that may target Healthy Connections Medicaid members. Medicaid members in several states have received emails, texts or calls from scammers asking for money or gift cards to keep or reinstate health coverage.
Healthy Connections Medicaid is sending legitimate texts to let Medicaid members know their annual review form is in the mail and prompt them to complete their annual review form. These messages will never ask for money. The texts will come from (803) 879-4184. Only members who have a valid cell phone number on file will receive texts. The agency may also call or mail a request for additional information needed to make a decision about an individual’s application or annual review.