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New York Child Health Plus (CHIP) Benefits

Program Description

New York State offers Child Health Plus as a health insurance plan for kids. Depending on your family's income, your child may be eligible to join either Child Health Plus A (formerly Children's Medicaid) or Child Health Plus B. Both Child Heath Plus A and B are available through dozens of providers throughout the state. Enrolling in Child Health Plus is easy.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New York, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a children under the age of 19 or be pregnant, 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 $46,680
2 $62,920
3 $79,160
4 $95,400
5 $111,640
6 $127,880
7 $144,120
8 $160,360
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 apply for this program, please contact your local community organization can help you enroll in Child Health Plus:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chplus/where_do_i_apply.htm

Program Contact Information

For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chplus/index.htm
Please call this toll-free number to ask about Child Health Plus: 1-800-698-4543
TTY users please call: 1-877-898-5849