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Oklahoma Children's Health Insurance Program

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Program Description:

The State Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as SCHIP, provides health care coverage for uninsured infants, children and teen-agers in Oklahoma. Oklahoma and every state in the nation have this program. Your child is eligible for SCHIP if your family income meets a certain Federal guideline based on a higher income bracket than the traditional Medicaid program. For example, a family of 3 could make up to $2,353 a month for a child to qualify for SCHIP. To be eligible for the program, your child also must: be under the age of 19, not be eligible for Medicaid under eligibility rules in effect before November 1997. Uninsured children who meet previous eligibility standards must be enrolled in Medicaid, not SCHIP. The State Children's Health Insurance Program pays for your child's: doctor appointments, prescription medicines, hospital stays, and other health care services.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Oklahoma, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $62,382 if seven people live in the household; $68,469 if eight people live in the household; and $75,388 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 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:

To apply for this program, please contact your local administering agency:
http://www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal/

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information about the Oklahoma Children's Health Insurance Program, call our toll-free number at:
800-987-7767

Or visit the Oklahoma Health Care Authority's Web site at:
http://www.ohca.state.ok.us/

 

Managing Agency:

Oklahoma
http://www.ok.gov/




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