Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)



Apply for CHIP

About CHIP

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage is available to the child(ren) of individuals who are eligible to enroll in the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP). For most employees, if your child(ren) qualify for Healthy Kids, they may qualify for the KanCare CHIP program. This program has the potential for savings of several thousand dollars if you were previously enrolled in Healthy Kids. 

Benefits under CHIP coverage include:

  • No deductibles
  • No co-pays
  • No co-insurance
  • Monthly household premiums from $0 to $50
  • Free annual checkups and screenings, including dental 
  • Choice of three (3) Medical Carriers each offering different benefits
  • Coverage is accepted by most doctors.

Household income limits are similar to Healthy Kids. To check your specific household income please use the KanCare Medical Assistance Standard chart, found here.

State Employees can apply for CHIP for their child(ren) during Open Enrollment, either by filling out the paper application or online here.  

If you are going to apply for CHIP, you should still enroll your children in the SEHP medical plans until approved for CHIP.
If your child(ren) are eligible for CHIP after enrolling them in SEHP, the approval letter from KanCare will need to be uploaded in MAP when you submit the request to drop your SEHP coverage for your child(ren).