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Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Program Overview

The Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) or CHIP provides affordable health insurance to children of poor families that are residing in the state of Colorado. There are thousands of children who are uninsured and this program provides them with an opportunity to get medical insurance and improve their health conditions. Kids who are dependent on their parents and are less than 18 years of age are eligible to apply for this program. In some cases, the program might also provide health insurance to uninsured parents as well. The program is known as the Children Health Insurance Program in some states.

The families whose income is 200 percent below the FDL (Federal Poverty Level) can apply for the Colorado CHIP benefits. Some children who are availing private health insurance may also be eligible to apply for the South Dakota CHIP if the private health coverage does not provide some of the medical services.

Program Benefits

The Colorado CHIP program provides services for kids like,

  • Regular child check-ups
  • Immunization and other preventive measures
  • Dental check-ups of the child
  •  Eye care services (eyeglasses, eye care services)
  • Emergency services to the patients
  • Medication payments
  • Therapy and many more

Application Requirements

There are certain mandatory requirements for the Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) that the applicant needs to fulfill to qualify for the program benefits. Those are,

  • The applicant must be a citizen or legal alien of the United States of America
  • The applicant who is a legal alien living in the state of Colorado  (it should be noted that the parents of the applicant are not required to prove their residential status)
  • The applicant must be 18 year old or younger or a parent/caretaker with a child under 19 years of age
  •  The applicant must not be receiving any health insurance including the Medicaid (although in depending on the need some applicants may get the CHIP benefits even if your household is receiving Medicaid  benefits)
  • The applicant has parents working in Colorado.

The two important eligibility requirements are,

  • Total number of members in the household
  • The total annual income of the candidate

The total gross income of the household before taxes must be equal to or less than,

Size of Household  Annual Gross Income Level
1 $31,225
2 $42,275
3 $53,325
4 $64,375
5 $75,425
6 $86,475
7 $97,525
8 $108,575

An extra amount of $11050 is added per person if the total size of the household is more than 8 members. Therefore, it is important to visit a managing agency in your area to help you get your hands on the latest and up-to-date information and program guidelines. This will help you understand the terms and policies of the program and help make the application process easy.

You can also visit the official Colorado CHIP website to check your eligibility criteria for the program. The applicant will have to provide information regarding

  • Earnings
  • Rent or mortgage
  • Utility expenses
  • Child support expenses
  • Day-care expenses
  • Medical bills, if you are older than 60, or disabled
  • Other benefit programs you have applied to
  • Any other payments

How To Apply

  • Online application

After making sure of your eligibility for the Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), the next step is the application process. You can go to the Colorado PEAK online portal to fill the application form for the CHIP program. Here you will be provided with all the necessary information. This website provides easy and fast online services to the citizens of Colorado.

  • Apply through the local office

Another easy way of applying for the Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is through the Department of Social Services (DSS). The office will provide every possible assistance regarding the health coverage program and the officials will make the whole process less daunting by providing the necessary information.

After downloading the form kindly fill it as accurately and truthfully as possible because a false statement can lead to termination of the application. Once the application is submitted you cannot change it hence it is advisable to be careful while filling out the application form.

Before filling the application form make sure you have all the required information to speed up the process. Once you have filled out the application form you can return it to the Colorado CHIP office.

  • Apply Via Phone Call

Individuals interested in the Colorado CHIP program can also call at 1-800-359-1991 to apply for the program. By calling the above number you get to talk to a highly qualified member of the program who can answer any queries you might have regarding the Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) .

For Further Information

If you have more queries please go to the About CHP+ page. The website will make sure that you are provided with up-to-date information regarding the program to make the application process easy. You can choose any of the above options to get the application form and apply either in person or online however you feel comfortable.




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