In response to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Utah Department of Health will not close any CHIP cases that were eligible as of March 18, 2020. These cases, or members, will continue to receive benefits through the end of this emergency period. Members will be notified at that time if their case will change or close.
CHIP premiums will be waived during this emergency period and CHIP members will not be required to pay their quarterly premium. Additionally, all CHIP cases will remain open unless the member requests for their case to be closed, they move out of the state, qualify for Medicaid coverage or the child passes away. Any premiums collected during this emergency period, will be refunded to the member.
For more program updates related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, visit the Medicaid website.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, is a state health insurance plan for uninsured Utah kids and teens. Emergency medical costs can quickly break your budget. With CHIP, you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Find out if your family qualifies!