What is KCHIP?

The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free or low-cost health insurance for children younger than 19 without health insurance. Children in families with incomes less than 213 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible.

A family is considered a child or children and the natural, adoptive or step parents residing in a household. Due to changes in the Affordable Care Act, effective Jan. 1, 2014, KCHIP eligibility is determined using the Modified Adjusted Gross Income and family size based on the tax filing unit of the household.

We know your children's health is important to you, but you may be facing barriers to health care access, like cost or lack of coverage through your employer. Whatever the reason, your family may qualify for coverage through KCHIP.

Children need health insurance. If you think your children may qualify, apply today.


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Additional Resources

Do you have other questions regarding your children's health? Get more information and services

For links to additional state and national agencies, check out KCHIP Links.


Last Updated 2/10/2015