Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides quality, comprehensive health insurance (doctor visits, dental, prescriptions, and eye care) for children of working and transitional families who otherwise could not afford it. CHIP is pleased to partner with school districts in helping families find health insurance coverage. Schools are a valuable partner in this effort. After all, healthy kids are better students.
Governor Tom Corbett recently announced his Healthy Pennsylvania initiative in which a key part is to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania has health care.
Healthy Pennsylvania works to ensure that all Pennsylvania children have access to quality, affordable health care coverage that best meets their needs.
The plan also eliminates CHIP’s six month waiting period for eligible families in certain income ranges, allowing Pennsylvania children to have continued and timely access to CHIP coverage.
If parents contact you for information about CHIP or options available to them under Governor Corbett’s proposal, below are helpful links to information to share with families.
CHIP’s Main Website: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/
What is CHIP: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/about-chip/what-is-chip/
Eligibility and Benefits: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/eligibility-and-requirements/
Apply for and/or Renew CHIP Coverage: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/apply-and-renew/
Downloadable Handouts for Parents
If you have questions, need more copies of the flyer or would like a CHIP representative to visit your school to provide more information to families, please contact Kristen Wolf, CHIP Outreach Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org