ST. LOUIS – The freeze on Medicare insurance payments that began during the pandemic is coming to an end for certain programs.

To renew their coverage, people enrolled in the CHIP and Ticket to Work health assurance programs must pay their May invoices by June 1. Moving forward, premium payments will be required every month.

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To maintain coverage starting June 1, those enrolled in the Spend Down program must begin sending their payments to MO HealthNet in May. Experts say these programs primarily cover children, the elderly, and those with disabilities.