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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 Alaska state CHIP program is called the Denali KidCare. It is administered by the Alaska Division of Public Assistance. For more information about the Alaska Denali KidCare, click here.
A child may receive CHIP benefits in Alaska 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 Alaska Denali KidCare, 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 (800) 770-5650 or review the Alaska CHIP Recipient Handbook here.
To qualify for CHIP in Alaska, a child must meet the following criteria:
For more information on Alaska’s household income limits and other eligibility criteria to qualify for CHIP, click here.
Depending on your gross household income, the premium may be $75 per quarter per child covered by the Alaska Denali KidCare in your household.
When your child receives covered medical services, your copay will be $0.
For more information on the cost of CHIP benefits in Alaska, visit the Alaska Denali KidCare page here. Or, call the Conduent line at 1 (800) 770-5650Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm. You may also email the helpline staff at MemberHelp@conduent.com.
Before applying for the Alaska Denali KidCare, complete the following three steps:
Learn about the income limits and other eligibility criteria here.
To apply for CHIP in person, click here to find your nearest Alaska Public Assistance Office location.
To apply for CHIP by mail, by fax or by email, fill out the Application for Services found here and send it to the Public Assistance Office closest to you. Contact information for local offices is at the end of the application.
*Alaska uses the same application for multiple benefit and self-reliance programs. Be sure to mark the correct program you are applying for in your application.
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 within 30 days of applying. This timeline may be extended if the Division of Public Assistance requires more information from you to process your application.
If approved for CHIP, you will be sent an Alaska Health Insurance Identification Card after your eligibility determination letter.
For more information about what happens after you apply for the Alaska Denali KidCare, you can call the Conduent line at 1 (800) 770-5650Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm.
If you do not agree with the Alaska Division of Public Assistance’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
465 Industrial Blvd.London, KY 40750-0061
After submitting your appeal, you will receive a decision by mail or email within 30 days.
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 Alaska Conduent line at 1 (800) 770-5650Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm.
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 a Public Assistance Office. You can find a list of contact information for local offices in Alaska here.
If you have any further questions about the Alaska Denali KidCare or CHIP, call the Alaska Conduent line at 1 (800) 770-5650Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm.
You can also contact your local Public Assistance Office. You can find a list of contact information for local offices in Alaska 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.