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CHP+ Renewed! Congress passed an extension of CHIP

Health Care Reform

February 2, 2018  |  Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing  |  Link to article

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What is CHP+?

"Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), but not enough to pay for private insurance." - Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Who qualifies?

  • Children age 18 and under and pregnant women age 19 and over.
  • Applicants with household income under 260% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). See the CHP+ Income Chart for details.
  • Colorado Residents
  • Lawfully residing children and pregnant women with no five year waiting period
  • Applicants not eligible for Health First Colorado
  • Applicants who do not have other health insurance
  • See Do You Qualify For Child Health Plan Plus? for more details.

What does CHP+ Cover?

  • Primary Care
  • Emergency Care and Urgent Care
  • Hospital Services
  • Dental Care (for children only)
  • Prescriptions
  • Immunizations
  • Maternity Care (prenatal, delivery and postpartum care)
  • Mental/Behavioral Health Care

What does it cost? 

"CHP+ costs vary depending on your household size and income. CHP+ members may have to pay an annual enrollment fee. This fee is due within 30 days of your CHP+ approval. If the enrollment fee is not paid within the 30 days allowed then the family will be denied and will need to re-apply. Some CHP+ clients may also have to pay co-pays to their health care provider at the time of service. Prenatal women, American Indians and Alaskan Natives do not have to pay annual enrollment fees or co-pays." - Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Resources:

CHP+ will continue in Colorado - English

CHP+ continuará en Colorado- Español

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/future-child-health-plan-plus-chp