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Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) Benefits

Program Description

The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) provides free or low cost health insurance for Kentucky's children. KCHIP covers everything from checkups to prescriptions, from broken bones to booster shots, eyeglasses, hearing aids, dental care, hospital care and more.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,340
2 $31,460
3 $39,580
4 $47,700
5 $55,820
6 $63,940
7 $72,060
8 $80,180
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To download or request an application, for information on the application process, and phone numbers to call with questions or to call for assistance with the application, please visit this website:
http://kidshealth.ky.gov/en/kchip/apply.htm

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit: http://kidshealth.ky.gov/en/kchip/