Child Health Program
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Child Health Program

      A healthy future starts today


      Your children’s health can affect everything from their physical state to their emotional well-being to their performance in school. You can help make sure your children receive the health care they need by enrolling them in Kaiser Permanente’s CHP (Child Health Program).

      How it works

      CHP offers health coverage to children under 19 who don’t have access to health insurance. CHP members will be enrolled into the Kaiser Permanente Platinum - 90 HMO plan and will receive financial help in the following 2 ways:

      • Help paying your monthly health plan premium. Depending on your family size and income, your monthly payment will be $0, $10, or $20 per child, for up to 3 children. Additional children are covered at no extra charge.
      • Coverage of your out-of-pocket costs for most covered services at Kaiser Permanente facilities. If you get services for your children from a non– Kaiser Permanente provider, you’ll have to pay the out-of-pocket costs on your own.

      Applying for coverage

      You may apply for CHP during the open enrollment period, which runs from November 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.

      To start coverage on:

      Send your completed paperwork by:

      January 1, 2016

      December 15, 2015

      February 1, 2016

      January 15, 2016

      March 1, 2016

      January 31, 2016


      For help signing up for the program, call or visit one of the enrollment assistance organizations listed in the Enrollment Assistance Flyer.

      Outside of the open enrollment period, you can apply or change coverage only if you experience a triggering event. Examples of triggering events include getting married, getting divorced, and losing coverage because you lost your job.

      In general, the special enrollment period lasts 60 days after a triggering event.
      • If you have a triggering event, you will need to send us:
      • A letter that describes the event
      • Documentation supporting the event
      • Your application for health coverage
      • The Kaiser Permanente Subsidy Eligibility Form

      For more information, please contact one of the enrollment assistance organizations listed in the Enrollment Assistance Flyer or call our Member Service Contact Center at 1-800-464-4000. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (closed holidays). TTY users call 711.