Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and you’re eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs. If you or your children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won’t be eligible for these premium assistance programs but you may be able to buy individual insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov.
If you or your dependents are already enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP and you live in a State listed below, contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office to find out if premium assistance is available.
If you or your dependents are NOT currently enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, and you think you or any of your dependents might be eligible for either of these programs, contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office or dial 1-877-KIDS NOW or www.insurekidsnow.gov to find out how to apply. If you qualify, ask your state if it has a program that might help you pay the premiums for an employer-sponsored plan.
If you or your dependents are eligible for premium assistance under Medicaid or CHIP, as well as eligible under your employer plan, your employer must allow you to enroll in your employer plan if you aren’t already enrolled. This is called a “special enrollment” opportunity, and you must request coverage within 60 days of being determined eligible for premium assistance. If you have questions about enrolling in your employer plan, contact the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration or call 1-866-444-EBSA (3272).
If you live in one of the following states, you may be eligible for assistance paying your employer health plan premiums. The following list of states is current as of October 15, 2021. Contact your State for more information on eligibility.
ALABAMAALASKA
Website: myalhipp.com
Phone: 1-855-692-5447
Website: myakhipp.com/
Phone: 1-866-251-4861
Email: [email protected]

Medicaid: dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/medicaid/default.aspx
ARKANSASCALIFORNIA
Website: myarhipp.com/
Phone: 1-855-692-7447
Website: dhcs.ca.gov/hipp
Phone: 916-445-8322
Email: [email protected]
COLORADOFLORIDA
Medicaid Website: www.healthfirstcolorado.com/
Medicaid Phone: 1-800-221-3943

CHIP Website: www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/child-health-plan-plus
CHIP Phone: 1-800-359-1991

Health Insurance Buy-In Program (HIBI): hcpf.colorado.gov/health-insurance-buy-program
HIBI Phone: 1-855-692-6442
Website: flmedicaidtplrecovery.com
Phone: 1-877-357-3268
GEORGIAINDIANA
Website: medicaid.georgia.gov/programs/third-party-liability/health-insurance-premium-payment-program-hipp
Phone: (678) 564-1162, ext. 2131
Healthy Indiana Plan for adults 19-64
Website: www.in.gov/fssa/hip/
Phone: 1-877-438-4479

All other Medicaid
Website: www.in.gov/medicaid/
Phone: 1-800-457-4584
IOWAKANSAS
Medicaid Website: dhs.iowa.gov/ime/members
Medicaid Phone: 1-800-338-8366

Hawki Website: dhs.iowa.gov/hawki
Hawki Phone: 1-800-257-8563

HIPP Website: dhs.iowa.gov/ime/members/medicaid-a-to-z/hipp
HIPP Phone: 1-800-346-9562
Website: www.kancare.ks.gov/
Phone: 1-800-792-4884
KENTUCKYLOUISIANA
Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (KI-HIPP) Website: chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/member/Pages/kihipp.aspx
KI-HIPP Phone: 1-855-459-6328
Email: [email protected]

KCHIP Website: kidshealth.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx
KCHIP Phone: 1-877-524-4718

Medicaid Website: chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/Pages/default.aspx
Medicaid Phone: 1-800-635-2570
Medicaid Website: www.medicaid.la.gov
Medicaid Phone: 1-888-342-6207

HIPP Website: www.ldh.la.gov/lahipp
HIPP Phone: 1-855-618-5488
MAINEMASSACHUSETTS
Website: www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/
Phone: 1-800-442-6003
Website: www.mass.gov/topics/masshealth
Phone: 1-800-862-4840
MINNESOTAMISSOURI
Website: mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/health-care/health-care-programs/programs-and-services/medical-assistance.jsp
Phone: 1-800-657-3739
Website: dss.mo.gov/mhd/participants/pages/hipp.htm
Phone: 1-573-751-2005
MONTANANEBRASKA
Website: dphhs.mt.gov/MontanaHealthcarePrograms/HIPP
Phone: 1-800-694-3084
Website: dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/General-Medicaid-Information.aspx
Phone: 1-855-632-7633
Lincoln: (402) 473-7000
Omaha: (402) 595-1178
NEVADANEW HAMPSHIRE
Website: dhcfp.nv.gov/Pgms/CPT/HIPP/
Phone: 1-800-992-0900
Website: www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/medicaid/health-insurance-premium-program
Phone: 603-271-5218
Toll-free: 1-800-852-3345 ext. 5218
NEW JERSEYNEW YORK
Medicaid Website: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/
Medicaid Phone: (609) 631-2392

CHIP Website: www.njfamilycare.org
CHIP Phone: 1-800-701-0710
Website: www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/
Phone: 1-800-541-2831
NORTH CAROLINANORTH DAKOTA
Website: medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/
Phone: (919) 855-4100
Website: www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/
Phone: 1-844-854-4825
OKLAHOMAOREGON
Website: www.insureoklahoma.org/
Phone: 1-888-365-3742
Website: healthcare.oregon.gov
Phone: 1-800-699-9075
PENNSYLVANIARHODE ISLAND
Website: www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Medical/HIPP-Program.aspx
Phone: 1-800-692-7462
Website: eohhs.ri.gov/
Phone: 1-855-697-4347 or 401-462-0311
SOUTH CAROLINASOUTH DAKOTA
Website: www.scdhhs.gov/
Phone: 1-888-549-0820
Website: dss.sd.gov/medicaid/default.aspx
Phone: 1-888-828-0059
TEXASUTAH
Website: www.hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/health-insurance-premium-payment-hipp-program
Phone: 1-800-440-0493
Medicaid Website: medicaid.utah.gov/
CHIP Website: chip.health.utah.gov/
Phone: 1-877-543-7669
VERMONTVIRGINIA
Website: www.greenmountaincare.org/
Phone: 1-800-250-8427
Website: www.coverva.org/en/hipp
Medicaid Phone: 1-800-432-5924
WASHINGTONWEST VIRGINIA
Website: www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/program-administration/premium-payment-program
Phone: 1-800-562-3022 ext 15473
Website: mywvhipp.com/
Phone: 1-855-699-8447
WISCONSINWYOMING
Website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm
Phone: 1-800-362-3002
Website: health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicaid/
Phone: 1-800-251-1269
To see if any other states have added a premium assistance program since October 15, 2021, or for more information on special enrollment rights, contact either:
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa
1-866-444-EBSA (3272)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
www.cms.gov
1-877-267-2323, Menu Option 4, Ext 61565
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