Changing Health Plans


Two women reviewing papers.If you want to change health plans, you can do it — but only during certain times. Read this blog to find out when and how to change plans.

Enrollment means signing up for (or joining). When you enroll in a health plan, you sign up for the plan through Georgia Families.

When you qualify for Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids, it will be time to enroll. You will get a Georgia Families enrollment packet in the mail, and you will have at least 30 days to choose a health plan and PCP for each person in your family who is listed in the packet. The letter in your enrollment packet will also say your exact enrollment deadline.

If you do not choose by the end of 30 days, we will choose a plan for you. But it’s much better if you choose, because then you’ll have the best doctor for your family’s needs.

Then, after you have been in Georgia Families for a year, you will get a letter saying that you can change plans if you want to.  It will say that you can change your health plan during your “Enrollment Anniversary.”

During your Enrollment Anniversary, you will have 30 days to change your health plan. After the 30 days end, you will not be able to change plans until your next Enrollment Anniversary the following year.

If you want to change your health plan during your Enrollment Anniversary, log in to this website or call our call center.

Do you have ideas about things to write about in this blog? Let us know! Email us at blog@georgia-families.com. Please know that email is not private. Messages you send can be copied or read by others. If you send us an email, this tells us that you know and accept the risks. You may email us, but please consider calling, faxing, or sending us a letter if you want to send personal health information (PHI). PHI includes a Medicaid ID number, Social Security number and a member’s medical information.


  1. Lucy A

    Good write-up about changing health plans! I was pleased to read about this. I didn’t know the definition of “enrollment” before. All of this information was quite helpful to me. Thanks! 🙂

    1. GA Moderator

      You’re very welcome!

      Please feel free to check out our website and other blog posts at http://www.georgia-familes.com.

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