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The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides comprehensive free or low-cost healthcare benefits to children whose parents or guardians do not qualify for Medicaid. CHIP is a federal program, and each state/territory has flexibility to design their own CHIP program within federal guidelines. Therefore, CHIP benefits may differ in each state/territory.
CHIP benefits may include annual check-ups, hospital visits, dental insurance, vision insurance and more. All services are provided through medical providers that participate in the CHIP program. Not all doctors and medical facilities accept CHIP patients.
Learn more about CHIP benefits here.
The Alabama state CHIP program is called the ALL Kids. It is administered by the Alabama Department of Public Health. For more information about the Alabama ALL Kids program, click here.
A child may receive CHIP benefits in Alabama for as long as he or she qualifies for the program. A participant’s qualifications are determined by their age and their household’s monthly gross income. To learn more about eligibility and qualifying for the Alabama ALL Kids, click here.
If a child is eligible for CHIP, the following services will be covered:
Other services may also be covered depending on the child’s needs.
For more information about the services covered and what medical assistance you can receive, call the Health Coverage Assistance line at 1 (888) 373-5437 or review the Alabama CHIP benefit booklet here. The ALL Kids customer service number is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
To qualify for CHIP in Alabama, a child must meet the following criteria:
For more information on Alabama’s household income limits and other eligibility criteria to qualify for CHIP, click here.
Depending on your gross household income, the premium may be $52 to $104 per year per child covered by the Alabama ALL Kids in your household or a maximum of $156 to $312 per year per family.
When your child receives covered medical services, your copay will be $0 to $100 for outpatient services, $0 to $200 for inpatient services and $0 to $13 for physician services.
For more information on the cost of CHIP benefits in Alabama, visit the Alabama ALL Kids page here. Or call the ALL Kids customer line at 1 (888) 373-5437, which is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
Before applying for the Alabama ALL Kids, complete the following three steps:
Learn about the income limits and other eligibility criteria here.
For a list of information and documents you should have for the application, click here.
To apply for CHIP online, you can create an account through the Insure Alabama benefit portal here.
To apply for CHIP by mail, fill out the Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs found here and send it to the following address:
ALL Kids Program
P.O. Box 304839
Montgomery, AL 36130-4839
To apply for CHIP by fax, fill out the Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs found here and send it to 1 (334) 206-3783.
For a copy of the Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs in Spanish, click here.
Depending on your method of application, you can check your application status in the following ways:
You will receive a determination letter in the mail notifying you of your eligibility for CHIP. The time to process your application varies. This timeline may be extended if the Department of Public Health requires more information from you to process your application.
If approved for CHIP, you will be sent an Alabama Health Insurance Identification Card within 7 to 10 days of your eligibility determination letter.
For more information about what happens after you apply for the Alabama ALL Kids, you can contact the customer service line at 1 (888) 373-5437 Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
If you do not agree with the Alabama Department of Health and Welfare’s decision to deny you CHIP benefits, you can file an appeal within 90 days of when you receive your eligibility determination in the mail.
You can file your appeal by mail or by fax to the Health Insurance Marketplace.
To send your appeal by fax, fill out the appeal form here and dial 1 (877) 369-0130.
To send your appeal by mail, complete the appeal form and send it to the following address:
Health Insurance Marketplace
Attn: Appeals 465 Industrial Blvd. London, KY 40750-0061
After submitting your appeal, you will receive a notice that the Health Insurance Marketplace received your appeal request. They may contact you if they need more information about your case.
If you have any further questions regarding the appeals process, you can contact the Marketplace Appeals Center at 1 (855) 231-1751. Or, you can contact the Alabama ALL Kids customer service line at 1 (888) 373-5437 Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
To transfer your child from your current insurance to CHIP benefits, you will need to contact your current health insurance provider and ask a representative to discontinue their insurance coverage.
You can find your insurance company’s customer service number on your health insurance card.
If you have any questions about the insurance transfer process, contact Alabama Department of Public Health’s general information line at 1 (334) 206-5300 or 1 (800) 252-1818 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
If you have any further questions about the Alabama ALL Kids program or CHIP, call the Alabama ALL Kids customer service line at 1 (888) 373-5437.
You can also contact your local Alabama Department of Public Health office for assistance. Find your nearest office location and contact information here.
Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT.
For additional inquiries, you email the Alabama Department of Public Health through the Contact Us page here.
While we are not affiliated with the government in any way, our private company engaged writers to research the Children’s Health Insurance 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.
Our free CHIP Guide is filled with helpful information about how to apply, program eligibility and how to get in touch with local offices. You can view or download our free guide here.