FAQ

What is the difference between Medicaid and CHIP?
How long are children covered under CHIP or Medicaid?
How do I sign my child up for CHIP or Medicaid?
How do I know if my child is eligible for CHIP or Medicaid?
Is CHIP or Medicaid retroactive?
When can I enroll in CHIP or Medicaid?
How can KHAC help me?

What is the difference between Medicaid and CHIP?

The main difference between Medicaid and CHIP is the income level required for eligibility (provide link to income tables).


How long are children covered under CHIP or Medicaid?

Both CHIP and Medicaid provide health coverage for uninsured children up to age 19 years old.


How do I sign my child up for CHIP or Medicaid?

Fill out a CHIP or Medicaid form (provide link for form) and return to our KHAC office or your local Medicaid office. We will be glad to provide FREE assistance in completing your enrollment.


How do I know if my child is eligible for CHIP or Medicaid?

To be eligible for CHIP, a child cannot be eligible for Medicaid. At the time of application, children with health insurance are not eligible for CHIP. It is possible that one child in a family may qualify for Medicaid while another may qualify for CHIP. Eligibility is based on family household income, the age of each child and the insured status of each child.

To be eligible for Medicaid, household income, tax filing status and the relationships between household members must be considered in determining eligibility for each infant and child living in the home.


Is CHIP or Medicaid retroactive?

Medicaid is retroactive for three months. This means any doctor’s visits your child has had in the past three months may be covered and you may receive money back. However, CHIP is not retroactive and you will not receive any money back for the past three months.


When can I enroll in CHIP or Medicaid?

Anytime!


How can KHAC help me?

KHAC provides FREE Medicaid and CHIP enrollment assistance. Trained Navigators assures the consumer that the form is completed correctly and helps the consumer understand the Medicaid and CHIP benefits.