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.

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 Department of Labor at www.askebsa.dol.gov 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 July 31, 2018. Contact your State for more information on eligibility

Assistance paying employer health plan premiums by state (as of July, 31, 2018)
State Contact
Alabama Medicated Website: http://myalhipp.com/
Phone: 1-855-692-5447
Florida Medicated Website: http://flmedicaidtplrecovery.com/hipp/
Phone: 1-877-357-3268
Alaska Medicaid The AK Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
Website: http://myakhipp.com/
Phone: 1-866-251-4861
Email: CustomerService@MyAKHIPP.com
Medicaid Eligibility: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/medicaid/default.aspx
Georgia Medicaid Click on Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP)
Phone: 404-656-4507
Arkansas Medicaid Website: http://myarhipp.com/
Phone: 1-855-MyARHIPP (855-692-7447)
Indiana Medicaid Healthy Indiana Plan for low-income adults 19-64
Website: http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/
Phone: 1-877-438-4479
All other Medicaid
Website: http://www.indianamedicaid.com
Phone: 1-800-403-0864
Colorado Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) & Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Health First Colorado Website: https://www.healthfirstcolorado.com/
Health First Colorado Member Contact Center: 1-800-221-3943/ State Relay 11
CHP+: Colorado.gov/HCPF/Child-Health-Plan-Plus
CHP+ Customer Service: 1-800-359-1991/
State Relay 711
Iowa Medicaid Website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/hawki
Phone: 1-800-257-8563
Kansas Medicaid Website: http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/
Phone: 1-785-296-3512
New Hampshire Medicaid Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/children/index.htm
Phone: 603-271-5218
Hotline: NH Medicaid Service Center at 1-888-901-4999
Kentucky Medicaid Website: https://chfs.ky.gov
Phone: 1-800-635-2570
New Jersey Medicaid and CHIP Medicaid Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ dmahs/clients/medicaid/
Medicaid Phone: 609-631-2392
CHIP Website: http://www.njfamilycare.org/index.html
CHIP Phone: 1-800-701-0710
Louisiana Medicaid Website: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/1/n/331
Phone: 1-888-695-2447
New York Medicaid Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/
Phone: 1-800-541-2831
Maine Medicaid Website: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1603
Phone: 1-800-442-6003
TIY: Maine relay 711
North Carolina Medicaid Website: https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/
Phone: 919-855-4100
Massachusetts Medicaid and CHIP Website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/masshealth/
Phone: 1-800-862-4840
North Dakota Medicaid Website: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/
Phone: 1-844-854-4825
Minnesota Medicaid Website: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/health-care/health-care-programs/programs-and-services/other-insurance.jsp
Phone: 1-800-657-3739
Oklahoma Medicaid and CHIP Website: http://www.insureoklahoma.org
Phone: 1-888-365-3742
Missouri Medicaid Website: http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/participants/pages/hipp. htm
Phone: 573-751-2005
Oregon Medicaid Website: https://healthcare.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx
Phone: 1-800-699-9075
Montana Medicaid Website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/MontanaHealthcarePrograms/HI PP
Phone: 1-800-694-3084
Pennsylvania Medicaid Website: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1148  
Phone: 1-800-692-7462
Nebraska Medicaid Website: http://www.ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov
Phone: 855-632-7633
Lincoln: 402-473-7000
Omaha: 402-595-1178
Rhode Island Medicaid Website: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ri/index.html
Phone: 855-697-4347
Nevada Medicaid Medicaid Website: http://dhcfp.nv.gov
Medicaid Phone: 1-800-992-0900
South Carolina Medicaid Website: https://www.scdhhs.gov
Phone: 1-888-549-0820
South Dakota Medicaid Website: http://dss.sd.gov
Phone: 1-888-828-0059
Washington Medicaid Website: https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/program-administration/premium-payment-program
Phone: 1-800-562-3022 ext. 15473
Texas Medicaid Website: http://gethipptexas.com/
Phone: 1-800-440-0493
West Virginia Medicaid Website: http://mywvhipp.com/
Toll-free phone: 1-855-MyWVHIPP (1-855-699-8447)
Utah Medicaid and CHIP Medicaid Website: https://medicaid.utah.gov/
CHIP Website: http://health.utah.gov/chip
Phone: 1-877-543-7669
Wisconsin Medicaid and CHIP Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p1/p10095.pdf
Toll-free phone: 1-800-362-3002
Vermont Medicaid Website: http://www.greenmountaincare.org/
Phone: 1-800-250-8427
Wyoming Medicaid Website: https://wyequalitycare.acs-inc.com/
Phone: 307-777-7531
Virginia Medicaid and CHIP Medicaid Website: https://www.coverva.org/medicaid/
Medicaid Phone: 1-800-432-5924
CHIP Phone: 1-855-242-8282

To see if any other states have added a premium assistance program since July 31, 2018, 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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
www.cms.hhs.gov
1-877-267-2323, Menu Option 4, Ext.61565

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