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What is KCHIP?

​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free health insurance for families without health insurance with an annual household gross income at or less than 218 percent of the federal poverty level for the following qualifications:

  • Children under the age of 19
  • Currently pregnant women
  • ​Women within 1 year postpartum  

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 family's health is important and certain barriers sadly exist, such as the cost or lack of coverage through your employer.  If you fall in to any of these categories and think you or your child(ren) might be eligible for help, apply today.