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Premium Assistance for Medicaid and CHIP


Important Notice from Adelphi University About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare

If you are eligible for health coverage from your employer, but are unable to afford the premiums, some States have premium assistance programs that can help pay for coverage. These States use funds from their Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program to help people who are eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, but need assistance in paying their health premiums.

If you or your dependents are already enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, you can contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office to find out if premium assistance is available.

If you or your dependents are NOT currently enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, and you think you or any of your dependents might be eligible for either of these programs, you can contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office or dial 877.KIDSNOW or insurekidsnow.gov to find out how to apply. If you qualify, you can ask the State if it has a program that might help you pay the premiums for an employer-sponsored plan.

Once it is determined that you or your dependents are eligible for premium assistance under Medicaid or CHIP, your employer’s health plan is required to permit you and your dependents to enroll in the plan – as long as you and your dependents are eligible, but not already enrolled in the employer’s plan. This is called a “special enrollment” opportunity, and you must request coverage within 60 days of being determined eligible for premium assistance.


If you live in one of the following States, you may be eligible for assistance paying your employer health plan premiums. The following list of states is current as of February 16, 2010. You should contact your state for further information on eligibility.

» Medicaid and CHIP Information by State

Alabama – Medicaid California – Medicaid
medicaid.alabama.gov
p – 800.362.1504
dhcs.ca.gov
p – 866.298.8443
Alaska – Medicaid Colorado – Medicaid and CHIP

health.hss.state.ak.us
p – 888.318.8890 (Outside of Anchorage)
p – 907.269.6529 (Anchorage)

www.colorado.gov
p – 800.866.3513 (Medicaid)

CHPplus.org
p – 303.866.3243 (CHIP)

Arizona – CHIP Florida – Medicaid
azahcccs.gov
p – 602.417.5422
fdhc.state.fl.us
p – 866.762.2237
Arkansas – CHIP Montana – Medicaid
arkidsfirst.com
p – 888.474.8275
medicaidprovider.hhs.mt.gov
Telep – 800.694.3084
Georgia – Medicaid Idaho – Medicaid and CHIP
dch.georgia.gov/medicaid
p – 800.869.1150

medicaid.idaho.gov
p – 208.334.5747 (Medicaid)

healthandwelfare.idaho.gov
p – 800.926.2588 (CHIP)

Nebraska – Medicaid Indiana – Medicaid
dhhs.ne.gov
p – 877.255.3092
www.in.gov
p – 877.438.4479
Nevada – Medicaid and CHIP Iowa – Medicaid

dwss.nv.gov
p – 800.992.0900 (Medicaid)

nevadacheckup.nv.org
p – 877.543.7669 (CHIP)

dhs.state.ia.us
p – 888.346.9562
Kansas – Medicaid New Hampshire – Medicaid
khpa.ks.gov
p – 785.296.3981
dhhs.state.nh.us
p – 800.852.3345 x 5254
Kentucky – Medicaid New Jersey – Medicaid and CHIP
chfs.ky.gov
p – 800.635.2570

state.nj.us
p – 800.356.1561 (Medicaid)

njfamilycare.org
p – 800.701.0710 (CHIP)

Louisiana – Medicaid Maine – Medicaid
dhh.louisiana.gov
p – 888.342.0555
maine.gov
p – 800.321.5557
Massachusetts – Medicaid and CHIP New Mexico – Medicaid and CHIP
mass.gov
p – 800.462.1120
hsd.state.nm.us
p – 888.997.2583 (Medicaid)
p – 888.997.2583 (CHIP)
Minnesota – Medicaid New York – Medicaid
dhs.state.mn.us
p – 800.657.3739
nyhealth.gov
p – 800.541.2831
Missouri – Medicaid North Carolina – Medicaid
dss.mo.gov
p – 573.751.6944
nc.gov
p – 919.855.4100
North Dakota – Medicaid Utah – Medicaid
nd.gov
p – 800.755.2604
health.utah.gov
p – 866.435.7414
Oklahoma – Medicaid Vermont – Medicaid
insureoklahoma.org
p – 888.365.3742
ovha.vermont.gov
p – 800.250.8427
Oregon – Medicaid and CHIP Virginia – Medicaid and CHIP

oregon.gov
p – 800.359.9517 (Medicaid)
p – 800.359.9517 (CHIP)

famis.org
p – 800.432.5924 (Medicaid)
p – 866.873.2647 (CHIP)

Pennsylvania – Medicaid Washington – Medicaid
healthchoicespa.com
p – 800.644.7730
hca.wa.gov/medicaid
p – 800.562.6136
Rhode Island – Medicaid West Virginia – Medicaid
dhs.ri.gov
p – 401.462.5300
wvrecovery.com
p – 304.342.1604
South Carolina – Medicaid Wisconsin – Medicaid
scdhhs.gov
p – 888.549.0820
wisconsin.gov
p – 800.362.3002
Texas – Medicaid Wyoming – Medicaid
gethipptexas.com
p – 800.440.0493

health.wyo.gov
p – 307.777.7531


To see if more states have added a premium assistance program, or for more information on special enrollment rights, you can contact either:

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
dol.gov/ebsa
p – 866.444.EBSA (3272)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
cms.hhs.gov
p – 877.267.2323 x61565
 

For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
p – 516.877.3220
e – humanres@adelphi.edu

 
 
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