Child Health Program
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Eligibility


      Your children are eligible for Kaiser Permanente's CHP (Child Health Program) if they are uninsured and:

      • live in a Kaiser Permanente service area,
      • are under the age of 19,
      • live in a household with incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level (for example: $60,270 for a family of 3, $72,750 for a family of 4 per 2015 guidelines), and
      • do not have access to any other public or private health coverage including, but not limited to, Medi-Cal, Medicare, a job-based health plan or coverage through Covered California.

      U.S. citizenship is not required for Kaiser Permanente’s CHP.

      Even if you have an affordability exemption from the federal government your children must still meet the eligibility criteria listed above to be approved for financial help from Kaiser Permanente.

      If and when your children no longer meet these requirements, they will be disenrolled from CHP. At that point, you will become responsible for paying the monthly premium for the Kaiser Permanente Platinum 90 HMO plan, as well as any out-of-pocket costs for services your children get.

       Enrollment in CHP may close to new applicants without notice.

      Monthly Payment Amounts

      Family size
      (parents/guardians and children)1
      Monthly Payment Amounts
      $0 per child
      If income before
      taxes2 is between:
      $10 per child
      If income before
      taxes2 is between:
      $20 per child
      If income before
      taxes2 is between:
      1 $0 – $16,243 $16,244 – $23,540 $23,541 – $35,310
      2 $0 – $21,983 $21,984 – $31,860 $31,861 – $47,790
      3 $0 – $27,724 $27,725 – $40,180 $40,181 – $60,270
      4 $0 – $33,465 $33,466 – $48,500 $48,501 – $72,750
      5 $0 – $39,206 $39,207 – $56,806 $56,821 – $85,203
      6 $0 – $44,947 $44,948 – $65,140 $65,141 – $97,710
      7 $0 – $50,687 $50,688 – $73,460 $73,461 – $110,190
      8 $0 – $56,428 $56,429 – $81,780 $81,781 – $122,670
      For each additional person Add $4,160 Add $4,160 Add $4,160

      Ranges shown above are subject to change.

      1A single parent/guardian who lives with 1 child is considered a family of 2.

      2Income is your estimated income for 1 year, based on the total monthly household gross income information you submit with your application.

      For more information, view Kaiser Permanente's Child Health Program Overview brochure

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      Other Kaiser Permanente Coverage Options

      If you do not qualify for CHP, you may be eligible for financial help from the government and be able to stay with Kaiser Permanente. Here are your other KP Coverage options:

      1. Medi-Cal:

      In 2015, your children may qualify for Medi-Cal if your family's annual income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level (for example: $26,719 for a family of 3, $32,253 for a family of 4 per 2015 guidelines).

      To learn more and to apply for Medi-Cal, you can:

      • Visit our website: KP.org/Medicaid
      • Visit the Covered California website at www.CoveredCA.com or www.coveredca.com/espanol/
      • Call Covered California:
        • 1-800-300-1506 (English)
        • 1-800-300-0213 (Spanish)
        • 1-800- 300-1533 (Chinese)
      • Call our Medicaid Assistance Center:
        • 1-800-914-6920 (English)
        • 1-800-914-6941 (Spanish)

      For more information, about other health plan options, please call our National Direct Sales Center at 1-866-329-3468 or visit buykp.org.

      1. Other health insurance plans from Covered California:

      You can buy health care coverage on California's health insurance exchange called Covered California. Covered California has Kaiser Permanente plans as well as other health plans for purchase. If you meet certain income guidelines, you may be able to get help paying for premiums and co-payments, but only if you purchase coverage through Covered California's website.

      Check to see what Kaiser Permanente plan fits your income and needs. Go to buykp.org.