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Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and you’re eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs.  If you or your children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won’t be eligible for these premium assistance programs but you may be able to buy individual insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov.

If you or your dependents are already enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP and you live in a State listed below, 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, contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office or dial 1-877-KIDS NOW or www.insurekidsnow.gov to find out how to apply.  If you qualify, ask your state if it has a program that might help you pay the premiums for an employer-sponsored plan.

If you or your dependents are eligible for premium assistance under Medicaid or CHIP, as well as eligible under your employer plan, your employer must allow you to enroll in your employer plan if you aren’t already enrolled.  This is called a “special enrollment” opportunity, and you must request coverage within 60 days of being determined eligible for premium assistance.  If you have questions about enrolling in your employer plan, contact the Department of Labor at www.askebsa.dol.gov or call 1-866-444-EBSA (3272).



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 January 31, 2023.  Contact your State for more information on eligibility –

ALABAMA – Medicaid

ALASKA – Medicaid

Website: http://myalhipp.com/

Phone: 1-855-692-5447

The AK Health Insurance Premium Payment Program

Website:  http://myakhipp.com/

Phone:  1-866-251-4861

Email:  [email protected]

Medicaid Eligibility:  https://health.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/default.aspx


ARKANSAS – Medicaid


Website: http://myarhipp.com/

Phone: 1-855-MyARHIPP (855-692-7447)


Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program


Phone: 916-445-8322

Fax: 916-440-5676

Email: [email protected]


COLORADO – Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) & Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

FLORIDA – Medicaid

Health First Colorado Website: https://www.healthfirstcolorado.com/

Health First Colorado Member Contact Center:

1-800-221-3943/ State Relay 711

CHP+: https://hcpf.colorado.gov/child-health-plan-plus

CHP+ Customer Service: 1-800-359-1991/ State Relay 711

Health Insurance Buy-In Program (HIBI):  https://www.mycohibi.com/
HIBI Customer Service:  1-855-692-6442

Website: https://www.flmedicaidtplrecovery.com/flmedicaidtplrecovery.com/hipp/index.html

Phone: 1-877-357-3268


GEORGIA – Medicaid

INDIANA – Medicaid

GA HIPP Website: https://medicaid.georgia.gov/health-insurance-premium-payment-program-hipp

Phone: 678-564-1162, Press 1

GA CHIPRA Website: https://medicaid.georgia.gov/programs/third-party-liability/childrens-health-insurance-program-reauthorization-act-2009-chipra

Phone: (678) 564-1162, Press 2


Healthy Indiana Plan for low-income adults 19-64

Website: http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/

Phone: 1-877-438-4479

All other Medicaid

Website: https://www.in.gov/medicaid/

Phone 1-800-457-4584

IOWA – Medicaid and CHIP (Hawki)

KANSAS – Medicaid

Medicaid Website:

Medicaid Phone: 1-800-338-8366

Hawki Website:


Hawki Phone: 1-800-257-8563

HIPP Website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/ime/members/medicaid-a-to-z/hipp

HIPP Phone: 1-888-346-9562


Website:  https://www.kancare.ks.gov/

Phone:  1-800-792-4884

HIPP Phone: 1-800-766-9012

KENTUCKY – Medicaid

LOUISIANA – Medicaid

Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (KI-HIPP) Website:


Phone: 1-855-459-6328

Email: [email protected]

KCHIP Website: https://kidshealth.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

Phone: 1-877-524-4718

Kentucky Medicaid Website: https://chfs.ky.gov


Website: www.medicaid.la.gov or www.ldh.la.gov/lahipp

Phone: 1-888-342-6207 (Medicaid hotline) or
1-855-618-5488 (LaHIPP)

MAINE – Medicaid


Enrollment Website:  https://www.mymaineconnection.gov/benefits/s/?language=en_US

Phone: 1-800-442-6003

TTY: Maine relay 711

Private Health Insurance Premium Webpage:


Phone: 1-800-977-6740

TTY: Maine relay 711


Website: https://www.mass.gov/masshealth/pa

Phone: 1-800-862-4840

TTY: (617) 886-8102

MINNESOTA – Medicaid

MISSOURI – Medicaid

Website: http://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/health-care/health-care-programs/programs-and-services/medical-assistance.jsp


Phone: 1-800-657-3739


Website: http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/participants/pages/hipp.htm

Phone: 573-751-2005

MONTANA – Medicaid

NEBRASKA – Medicaid

Website: http://dphhs.mt.gov/MontanaHealthcarePrograms/HIPP

Phone: 1-800-694-3084

Email: [email protected]

Website:  http://www.ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov

Phone: 1-855-632-7633

Lincoln: 402-473-7000

Omaha: 402-595-1178




NEVADA – Medicaid


Medicaid Website:  http://dhcfp.nv.gov

Medicaid Phone:  1-800-992-0900

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/medicaid/health-insurance-premium-program

Phone: 603-271-5218

Toll free number for the HIPP program: 1-800-852-3345, ext. 5218


NEW JERSEY – Medicaid and CHIP

NEW YORK – Medicaid

Medicaid Website:



Medicaid Phone: 609-631-2392

CHIP Website: http://www.njfamilycare.org/index.html

CHIP Phone: 1-800-701-0710

Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/

Phone: 1-800-541-2831



Website:  https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/

Phone:  919-855-4100

Website: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/

Phone: 1-844-854-4825


OKLAHOMA – Medicaid and CHIP

OREGON – Medicaid

Website: http://www.insureoklahoma.org

Phone: 1-888-365-3742

Website: http://healthcare.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx


Phone: 1-800-699-9075


RHODE ISLAND – Medicaid and CHIP

Website: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/HIPP-Program.aspx

Phone: 1-800-692-7462

CHIP Website: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (pa.gov)

CHIP Phone: 1-800-986-KIDS (5437)


Website: http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/

Phone: 1-855-697-4347, or

401-462-0311 (Direct RIte Share Line)



Website: https://www.scdhhs.gov

Phone: 1-888-549-0820

Website: http://dss.sd.gov

Phone: 1-888-828-0059


TEXAS – Medicaid

UTAH – Medicaid and CHIP

Website: http://gethipptexas.com/

Phone: 1-800-440-0493

Medicaid Website: https://medicaid.utah.gov/

CHIP Website: http://health.utah.gov/chip

Phone: 1-877-543-7669


VERMONT– Medicaid

VIRGINIA – Medicaid and CHIP

Website: Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program | Department of Vermont Health Access

Phone: 1-800-250-8427

Website:  https://www.coverva.org/en/famis-select


Medicaid/CHIP Phone:  1-800-432-5924



Website: https://www.hca.wa.gov/ 

Phone:  1-800-562-3022

Website: https://dhhr.wv.gov/bms/


Medicaid Phone: 304-558-1700

CHIP Toll-free phone: 1-855-MyWVHIPP (1-855-699-8447)

WISCONSIN – Medicaid and CHIP

WYOMING – Medicaid



Phone: 1-800-362-3002

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicaid/programs-and-eligibility/

Phone: 1-800-251-1269


To see if any other states have added a premium assistance program since January 31, 2023, or for more information on special enrollment rights, contact either:

U.S.  Department of Labor                                U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services

Employee Benefits Security Administration       Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa                             www.cms.hhs.gov

1-866-444-EBSA (3272)                                   Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.1-877-267-2323, Menu Option 4, Ext.  61565

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