Parents have so many things to worry about. Getting affordable health insurance for their children shouldn’t have to be one of them. For many families, Keystone HMO Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage may be the solution.
Keystone HMO CHIP provides affordable, comprehensive coverage for children to age 19 whose parents meet eligibility requirements and live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
How Much Does Keystone HMO CHIP Cost?
Keystone HMO CHIP monthly premiums depend on household size and income, and range from No Cost to Low Cost to Full Cost options. View our Keystone HMO CHIP premium information.
- Low-cost Keystone HMO CHIP*: $45.00, $87.90, or $100.46 per child per month
- Full-cost Keystone HMO CHIP*: $310.93 per child per month
How Does Keystone HMO CHIP Work?
Medical benefits are provided through the Keystone HMO CHIP network of physicians and hospitals, dental benefits are provided by United Concordia and routine vision benefits, including coverage for eye wear and lenses, are provided by Davis Vision. Find a Keystone HMO CHIP provider.
What is the Difference Between Keystone HMO CHIP and Medicaid?
- Medicaid is health coverage for individuals, including children, pregnant women, parents, and seniors who meet certain maximum income thresholds or have certain disabilities.
- Keystone HMO CHIP provides health coverage for children and teens up to age 19 in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, and who find Keystone HMO CHIP is a great alternative to no insurance or their group insurance options. No family earns too much to enroll their child in Keystone HMO CHIP coverage.
How to Apply for Keystone HMO CHIP
If you meet PA CHIP eligibility requirements, you can apply:
- By mail: Download a Keystone HMO CHIP application
- By phone: Call our Member Help Team at 1-800-464-5437
- Online: Visit compass.state.pa.us
If you need help, please call the Keystone HMO CHIP Member Help Team at 1-800-464-5437 (TTY/TDD: 711). Ver esta información en español.
Not Eligible for Keystone HMO CHIP?
If your child is not eligible for Keystone HMO CHIP, you will be notified in writing as to why your child is not eligible.
If your child appears to be eligible for Medicaid, your child’s application will be forwarded to the County Assistance Office, and you will get a letter within 30 days telling you the application status and next steps to take.
If not eligible for Medicaid, your child may be eligible for Keystone HMO CHIP. Or you may be eligible for financial assistance, also called subsidies, to reduce your monthly rate. Check the Tax Credit Calculator on ibx.com to see if you and your family are eligible.*The premium for three or more children is three times (3x) the per-child monthly premium.