Idaho Medicaid/CHIP offers two premium assistance programs for Idahoans.
- Children’s Access Card- for children who qualify for CHIP
- Access to Health Insurance- for employees of an Idaho small business (2-50 employees) and the employee’s family members
To qualify you must be:
- A U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Within family income guidelines (up to 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
- Under the age of 19 (for children)
Access Card programs provide up to $100 per person per month towards the purchase of private insurance.
Children’s Access Card:
Families of children that are eligible for Idaho CHIP have a choice: direct benefits or premium assistance. Read What is Informed Choice?
to help you decide which program best fits your families’ needs. There is a family cap of $300 per month paid for private insurance in this program.
Access to Health Insurance:
If you or your spouse works for a participating Idaho small business with 2-50 employees, you may want to consider this program. There is a family cap of $500 per month (2 adults and 3 children) paid towards your employer-sponsored insurance in this program.