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For more details about CHIP, please call 1-800-464-5437 (TDD/TTY: 711).

Eligibility Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Who Is Eligible For CHIP?

To enroll in CHIP, a child must:

  • Be under age 19
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or a qualified alien
  • Not be covered by any other health insurance plan, self-insured plan, or self-funded plan
  • Not be eligible for or covered by Medical Assistance (Medicaid) or Medicare

CHIP Family Size and Income Requirements

CHIP premium, if any, is determined by family size and household income.

NOTE: If your family income falls below the minimum income in the appropriate box above, your child may be eligible for Medical Assistance. If your child appears eligible for Medical Assistance, Independence Blue Cross will forward your child’s application to the County Assistance Office.