We want to provide information to help you apply for the benefits you deserve.
We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.
If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:
- Understand the requirements for you to get benefits.
- Learn about the application process.
- Seek to get the most out of your benefits.
Table of Contents
- Want to learn about us?
- Where do we get our information?
- Are we the government?
- Is my information protected?
- Does CHIP give free insurance to kids?
- How long does CHIP last?
- Will my son or daughter not qualify for CHIP if they have a preexisting condition?
- If I qualify for CHIP benefits, will I be put on a waiting list?
- What services can my child get if they qualify for CHIP?
- What deductions can I make on my CHIP application?
- How can I check on my application status?
- My child’s CHIP benefits are about to end. What can I do?
1. Want to learn about us?
We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research the CHIP program and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process. We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice please contact an attorney or a financial advisor.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers does research online. We find important information that’s already online and we call local offices to ask the questions that you want answers to. Then we put the information in one place and in a clear way to make things easier for you.
3. Are we the government?
No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can.
4. Is my information protected?
5. Does CHIP give free insurance to kids?
Kids can get free or low-cost insurance from CHIP. The cost of this insurance depends on how much you make. If you have to pay money for CHIP insurance, the cost is low compared to regular insurance.
6. How long does CHIP last?
Your child may be able to get CHIP insurance for 12 whole months. The amount of time you can get coverage depends on your state. Different states have different time limits. For example, California and Florida give 12 months of insurance. CHIP coverage can be renewed if you and your child still meet the program’s requirements. You will have to apply to renew your child’s insurance coverage for each renewal period.
7. Will my son or daughter not qualify for CHIP if they have a preexisting condition?
Your child can still get CHIP benefits if they have preexisting conditions. But you have to meet the income requirements to qualify.
8. If I qualify for CHIP, will I be put on a waiting list?
The Children’s Health Insurance Program does not have a waiting list to get benefits. If you qualify, you will get benefits after your application is approved.
9. What services can my child get if they qualify for CHIP?
Children who qualify for CHIP can get a lot of different services paid for by the program. These include dental care, yearly doctor visits, vision care, home health care and prescriptions.
10. What deductions can I make on my CHIP application?
To give you a better chance of getting into the program, the government lets you make deductions on the amount of money you make. You can make IRS tax deductions on your application for CHIP benefits.
11. How can I check on my application status?
If you applied online, you should be able to check on your application on the state website. If you applied in person or by mail, you can call your local office to ask about your application.
12. My child’s CHIP benefits are about to end. What can I do?
You can reapply for CHIP after your child’s benefits run out. If your child and you still meet the requirements, they can still qualify for health insurance benefits.