New York Child Health Plus (CHIP)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Healthcare
December 19, 2018

Overview

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.

Administration

New York Child Health Plus (CHIP) is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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 $47,520
2 $64,080
3 $80,640
4 $97,200
5 $113,760
6 $130,320
7 $146,920
8 $163,560

*For households with more than eight people, add $16,640 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

 

Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

 

Application Details

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

Contact:

1-800-698-4543

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