CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, was created to help States insure low-income children who do not qualify for Medicaid but who cannot afford private insurance.

As defined by the Department of Labor, it requires an “employer that maintains a group health plan in a State that through a State Medicaid plan provides support in the form of premium assistance towards coverage under a group health plan, to make certain disclosures to plan participants.”

The employer must also provide special enrollment opportunities for qualified employees and their dependents.

Resources

Learn more and see how to apply.

HealthCare.gov

Medicaid.gov

InsureKidsNow.gov

AccessArkansas.gov