Pennsylvania’s Children's Health Insurance Program’s (CHIP)
What is the CHIP program?
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens that are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance - maybe their parents lost a job, don't have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help. Click here to apply today.
Will my insurance card say my child is on CHIP?
No. The insurance cards you receive look like any other card from the insurance company you choose and do not have the CHIP logo on them.
What's the cost for CHIP coverage?
For most families, it's free. Families with incomes above the free CHIP limits will pay low monthly premiums and co-pays for some services. Click here to see the income chart.
Who offers CHIP insurance coverage?
CHIP is administered by private health insurance companies that are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and have contracts with the commonwealth to offer CHIP coverage.
For questions about coverage and benefits, contact a CHIP insurance company. These are the plans offering CHIP coverage in Southeastern Pennsylvania. CKHS is a participating provider with all of these plans.
Keystone Health Plan East (IBC)
UnitedHealthCare Community Plan of Pennsylvania
How to Apply for Chip
Applying for CHIP is easy. You can apply online or by mail in the privacy of your own home.
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The online application walks you through all the questions. The applications are submitted immediately and directly; there's no worrying about it getting lost in the mail. And since COMPASS is Pennsylvania's online application system, you can apply for different services with just one application.
First, find a CHIP insurance company in your area. If you apply online, you may not be able to choose from all of the CHIP insurance companies providing coverage in your county. You can also apply with a paper application to any of the CHIP health insurance companies providing coverage in your county by downloading an application now, or by visiting a CHIP insurance company website.
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Apply By Mail
You can also apply with a paper application by downloading an application now, or by visiting a CHIP insurance company website.