Child Health Program
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Eligibility


      Eligibility for the Kaiser Permanente subsidy will be considered for individuals who 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: $59,370 for a family of 3, $71,550 for a family of 4 per 2014 guidelines).
      • do not have access to any other public or private health coverage including, but not limited to, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California, or a job-based health plan

      U.S. citizenship is not required for Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Program (CHP).

      Even if you have an affordability exemption from the federal government you must still meet the eligibility criteria listed above to continue eligibility for the Kaiser Permanente subsidy and medical financial assistance.

      You must continue to meet the eligibility requirements for CHP as long as you are in the program. If you no longer meet the eligibility requirements, your children’s subsidy and medical financial assistance will end on the last day of the month following discovery of loss of eligibility. Enrollment in the Kaiser Permanente─Platinum 90 HMO plan will continue and you will be required to pay the full monthly premium, unless you ask us to terminate membership.

       Enrollment in the 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 – $16,105 $16,106 – $23,340 $23,341 – $35,010
      2 $0 – $21,707 $21,708 – $31,460 $31,461 – $47,190
      3 $0 – $27,310 $27,311 – $39,580 $39,581 – $59,370
      4 $0 – $32,913 $31,914 – $47,700 $47,701 – $71,550
      5 $0 – $38,516 $38,517 – $55,820 $55,821 – $83,730
      6 $0 – $44,119 $44,120 – $63,940 $63,941 – $95,910
      7 $0 – $49,721 $49,722 – $72,060 $72,061 – $108,090
      8 $0 – $55,324 $55,325 – $80,180 $80,181 – $120,270
      For each additional person Add $4,060 Add $4,060 Add $4,060

      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 your children are not eligible for CHP, you can still enroll them in a Kaiser Permanente Individuals and Families (KPIF) plan, but you will have to pay the full price of the premium. You can enroll your children in a KPIF plan as long as you live in one of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. service areas.

       

      If you wish to enroll your children in a KPIF plan, please call our National Direct Sales Center at 1-800-307-5945 to get more information about plan choices.