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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 Delaware state CHIP program is called the Delaware Healthy Children Program. It is administered by the Delaware Health and Social Services. For more information about the Delaware Healthy Children Program, click here.
A child may receive CHIP benefits in Delaware 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 Delaware Healthy Children Program, 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) 996-9969 or review the Delaware CHIP Benefit Package page here.
To qualify for CHIP in Delaware, a child must meet the following criteria:
For more information on Delaware’s household income limits and other eligibility criteria to qualify for CHIP, click here.
Depending on your gross household income, the premium may be $10 to $25 per month per child covered by the Delaware Healthy Children Program in your household.
When your child receives covered medical services, your copay will be $0 except for emergency room visits.
For more information on the cost of CHIP benefits in Delaware, visit the Delaware Healthy Children Program FAQs page here. Or call the Health Coverage Assistance line at 1 (800) 996-9969.
Before applying for the Delaware Healthy Children Program, complete the following three steps:
Learn about the income limits and other eligibility criteria here.
To apply for CHIP online, you can create an account through the Delaware ASSIST portal here.
To apply for CHIP in person, click here to find your nearest Delaware Health and Social Services Office location.
To apply for CHIP by mail, fill out the Application for Assistance found here and send it to the following address:
Delaware Health Children Program
P.O. Box 950
New Castle, DE 19720-9914
For a copy of the Application for Assistance in Spanish, click here.
*Delaware 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 within45 days of applying. This timeline may be extended if the Health and Social Services require more information from you to process your application.
If approved for CHIP, you will be sent a Delaware Health Insurance Identification Card by mail.
For more information about what happens after you apply for the Delaware Healthy Children Program, you can contact the Health Coverage Assistance Center at 1 (800) 996-9969.
If you do not agree with the Delaware Health and Social Services’ 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 Delaware Health Coverage Assistance Center at 1 (800) 996-9969.
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 the state’s health insurance marketplace, Choose Health Delaware, by email here.
If you have any further questions about the Delaware Healthy Children Program or CHIP, call the Health Coverage Assistance Center at 1 (800) 996-9969.
You can also contact your local Delaware Health and Social Services office for assistance. Find your nearest office location and contact information here.
For additional inquiries, you can call the Delaware Helpline at 1 (800) 560-3372 or text message 1 (302) 231-1464.
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.