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Program Description:

The Utah Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, provides medical services to eligible children under the age of 19 who do not have health insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid. Services provided under the CHIP program include: sick visits; well child exams; prescriptions; dental; hospital care; emergency room visits; urgent care visits; eye exams, and related services. CHIP emphasizes preventive care and there are no co-payment requirements for any preventive services (e.g., well-child checkups and immunizations). There are some co-payments required for other services and quarterly premiums. All costs are dependent on the family's income. CHIP is administered by the Utah Department of Health, and currently contracts with the Public Employees Health Program (PEHP) and Molina to provide health care services. Because of limitations on funding and available slots in the program, CHIP only accepts applications during open enrollment periods. You will need to check with CHIP for the latest information on the next open enrollment period.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Utah, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, or pregnant, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $28,000 if two people live in the household; $35,200 if three people live in the household; $42,400 if four people live in the household; $49,600 if five people live in the household; $56,800 if six people live in the household; $64,000 if seven people live in the household; $71,200 if eight people live in the household; and $78,400 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,200 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

The application for this program can be found at the following website:
https://utahclicks.org/uas/content/login/?app=417

 

Program Contact Information:

For enrollment or general information call:
877-KID-SNOW (543-7669)

Additional information including Frequently Asked Questions, brochures, applications in English and Spanish, and an online application form (available during open enrollments) can be found on the Utah CHIP website at:
http://www.health.utah.gov/chip

 

Managing Agency:

Utah
http://www.utah.gov




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