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Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program

 

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Offer Free Or Low-Cost Health Coverage To Children And Families

 

If you are eligible for health coverage from your employer, but are unable to afford the premiums, some States have premium assistance programs that can help pay for coverage.  These States use funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs to help people who are eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, but need assistance in paying their health premiums.

               

If you or your dependents are already enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP and you live in a State listed below, you can contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office to find out if premium assistance is available. 

 

If you or your dependents are NOT currently enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, and you think you or any of your dependents might be eligible for either of these programs, you can contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office or dial 1-877-KIDS NOW or www.insurekidsnow.gov to find out how to apply.  If you qualify, you can ask the State if it has a program that might help you pay the premiums for an employer-sponsored plan. 

 

Once it is determined that you or your dependents are eligible for premium assistance under Medicaid or CHIP, your employer’s health plan is required to permit you and your dependents to enroll in the plan – as long as you and your dependents are eligible, but not already enrolled in the employer’s plan.  This is called a “special enrollment” opportunity, and you must request coverage within 60 days of being determined eligible for premium assistance. 

 

 

 

If you live in one of the following States, you may be eligible for assistance paying your employer health plan premiums.  The following list of States is current as of January 22, 2010.  You should contact your State for further information on eligibility –

 

 

ALABAMAMedicaid

CALIFORNIA – Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov

 

Phone: 1-800-362-1504

 

 

Website: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/ Pages/

default.aspx

 

Phone: 1-800-635-2570

ALASKAMedicaid

COLORADO – Medicaid and CHIP

 

Website: http://health.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/medicaid/

 

Phone (Outside of Anchorage): 1-888-318-8890

 

Phone (Anchorage): 907-269-6529

 

 

Medicaid Website: http://www.colorado.gov/

 

Medicaid Phone: 1-800-866-3513

 

CHIP Website: http:// www.CHPplus.org

 

CHIP Phone: 303-866-3243

ARIZONA – CHIP

 

Website: http://www.azahcccs.gov/applicants/default.aspx

 

Phone: 602-417-5422

 

ARKANSAS – CHIP

FLORIDA – Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.arkidsfirst.com/

 

Phone: 1-888-474-8275

 

Website: http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/index.shtml

 

Phone: 1-866-762-2237

 

GEORGIA – Medicaid

MONTANA – Medicaid

 

Website: http://dch.georgia.gov/

 

    Click on Programs, then Medicaid

 

Phone: 1-800-869-1150

 

Website: http://medicaidprovider.hhs.mt.gov/clientpages/

clientindex.shtml

 

Telephone: 1-800-694-3084

 

 

IDAHO – Medicaid and CHIP

NEBRASKA – Medicaid

 

Medicaid Website: www.accesstohealthinsurance.idaho.gov

 

Medicaid Phone: 208-334-5747

 

CHIP Website: www.medicaid.idaho.gov

 

CHIP Phone: 1-800-926-2588

 

Website: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/med/medindex.htm

 

Phone: 1-877-255-3092

 

 

INDIANA – Medicaid

NEVADA – Medicaid and CHIP

 

Website: http://www.in.gov/fssa/2408.htm

 

Phone: 1-877-438-4479

 

 

Medicaid Website:  http://dwss.nv.gov/

 

Medicaid Phone:  1-800-992-0900

 

CHIP Website: http://www.nevadacheckup.nv.org/

 

CHIP Phone: 1-877-543-7669

 

 

 

IOWA – Medicaid

 

Website: www.dhs.state.ia.us/hipp/

 

Phone: 1-888-346-9562

 

KANSAS – Medicaid

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Medicaid

 

Website: https://www.khpa.ks.gov

 

Phone: 1-800-635-2570

 

 

Website: http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/

MEDICAIDPROGRAM/default.htm

 

Phone: 1-800-852-3345 x 5254

KENTUCKY – Medicaid

NEW JERSEY – Medicaid and CHIP

 

Website: http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/default.htm

 

Phone: 1-800-635-2570

 

 

Medicaid Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/

dmahs/clients/medicaid/

 

Medicaid Phone: 1-800-356-1561

 

CHIP Website: http://www.njfamilycare.org/index.html

 

CHIP Phone: 1-800-701-0710

 

LOUISIANA – Medicaid

 

Website: www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?ID=92

 

Phone: 1-888-342-0555

MAINEMedicaid

NEW MEXICOMedicaid and CHIP

 

Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/

 

Phone: 1-800-321-5557

 

 

Medicaid Website: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/mad/index.html

 

Medicaid Phone: 1-888-997-2583

 

CHIP Website:

http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/mad/index.html

      Click on Insure New Mexico

 

CHIP Phone: 1-888-997-2583

 

MASSACHUSETTS – Medicaid and CHIP

 

Medicaid & CHIP Website: http://www.mass.gov/MassHealth

 

Medicaid & CHIP Phone: 1-800-462-1120

 

 

MINNESOTA – Medicaid

NEW YORKMedicaid

 

Website: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/

 

    Click on Health Care, then Medical Assistance

 

Phone: 800-657-3739

 

 

Website: http://www.nyhealth.gov/health_care/

medicaid/

 

Phone: 1-800-541-2831

 

MISSOURI – Medicaid

NORTH CAROLINA – Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/index.htm

 

Phone: 573-751-6944

 

 

 

Website:  http://www.nc.gov

 

Phone:  919-855-4100

 

NORTH DAKOTA – Medicaid

UTAH – Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/

 

Phone: 1-800-755-2604

 

 

Website: http://health.utah.gov/medicaid/

 

Phone: 1-866-435-7414

 

OKLAHOMA – Medicaid

VERMONT– Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.insureoklahoma.org

 

Phone: 1-888-365-3742

 

 

Website: http://ovha.vermont.gov/

 

Telephone: 1-800-250-8427

 

OREGON – Medicaid and CHIP

VIRGINIA – Medicaid and CHIP

 

Medicaid Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/healthplan/index.shtml

 

Medicaid Phone: 1-800-359-9517

 

CHIP Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/healthplan/app_benefits/

ohp4u.shtml

 

CHIP Phone: 1-800-359-9517

 

 

Medicaid Website:  http://www.famis.org/

 

Medicaid Phone:  1-800-432-5924

 

CHIP Website: http://www.famis.org/

 

CHIP Phone: 1-866-873-2647

 

PENNSYLVANIA – Medicaid

WASHINGTON – Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/partnersproviders/
medicalassistance/doingbusiness/003670053.htm

 

Phone: 1-800-644-7730

 

 

 

Website:  http://ihrsa/sites/DCS/COB/default.aspx

 

Phone:  1-800-562-6136

 

RHODE ISLAND – Medicaid

WEST VIRGINIA – Medicaid

 

Website: www.dhs.ri.gov

 

Phone: 401-462-5300

 

 

Website:  http://www.wvrecovery.com/hipp.htm

 

Phone:  304-342-1604

 

SOUTH CAROLINA – Medicaid

WISCONSIN – Medicaid

 

Website: http://www.scdhhs.gov

 

Phone: 1-888-549-0820

 

 

Website: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/publications/p-10095.htm

 

Phone: 1-800-362-3002

 

TEXAS – Medicaid

WYOMING – Medicaid

 

Website: https://www.gethipptexas.com/

 

Phone: 1-800-440-0493

 

Website: http://www.health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/index.html

 

Telephone: 307-777-7531

 

 

To see if any more States have added a premium assistance program since January 22, 2010, or for more information on special enrollment rights, you can contact either:

 

U.S. Department of Labor                                      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services     

Employee Benefits Security Administration              Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

www.dol.gov/ebsa                                                  www.cms.hhs.gov                                          

1-866-444-EBSA (3272)                                      1-877-267-2323, Ext. 61565

 

 

 

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