Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a low-cost health coverage program for children under age 19 whose family income is too high to qualify for Medicaid.  There may be a small monthly premium ($10 or $15, depending on income) for each child enrolled in CHIP.

Who's Eligible

To qualify, a child must live in Idaho and be:

  • Under the age of 19
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Within family income guidelines
  • Not have private health insurance
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CHIP Brochure
Read about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage in this brochure.
Income limits for CHIP

Effective March 2020

Household Size Monthly Income
2 $2,730
3 $3,439
4 $4,149
5 $4,858
6 $5,567
7 $6,277
8 $6,986
Each additional member + $709


Disabled Children: Income and resource guidelines for disability are best explained by staff, so please contact us.