Mississippi Health Benefits, there are two health insurance options that cover children

Friday, Feb. 11th 2011 8:05 AM
Through Mississippi Health Benefits, there are two health insurance options that cover children: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid. CHIP is a free/low cost private health plan for children in families meeting family size/income requirements. This program covers eligible children to their 19th birthday. Families are urged to apply to see if their children are eligible for either the CHIP or the Medicaid program.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for CHIP, a child must be a resident of Mississippi, under age 19, not covered by other insurance, a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant and have annual income that does not exceed the following: $29,140 for a household size of two, $36,620 for a household size of three, $44,100 for a household size of four, $51,580 for a household size of five, $59,060 for a household size of six, $66,540 for a household size of seven, $74,020 for a household size of eight.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

Applications for MS Health Benefits are available by mail but an in-person interview is required as part of the application process. Mail or bring the application form to the Medicaid Regional Office that serves the county where the child lives.

To apply for CHIP, you can request an application by calling 1-800-421-2408 or you can download the PDF Application Form from the following site:
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/resources/93.pdf

Mail the completed application form to The Human Services Office in the county where the applicant lives:
http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/RegionalOffices.aspx

Program Contact Information

For more information on Mississippi Health Benefits, please visit our web site http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/Eligibility.aspx

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