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Massachusetts MassHealth (CHIP) Benefits

Program Description

There are some basic rules for getting MassHealth under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Even if you or your family already have health insurance, you may be eligible if your family's income is low or medium and you are a child under age 19.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts, under 19 years of age, not eligible for Medicaid, low to medium income and a U.S. national, citizen, qualified noncitizen and other noncitizens.

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 $35,010
2 $47,190
3 $59,370
4 $71,550
5 $83,730
6 $95,910
7 $108,090
8 $120,270
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 receive MassHealth, you may apply online at https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ or you may, download an Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs at:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/insurance/masshealth-apply/applications-and-member-forms.html

You may also call MassHealth Customer Service to apply by phone or to request an application:
1-800-841-2900

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit:
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html
TTY available toll-free at: 1-800-497-4648