Breaking News: Colorado extends CHP+ coverage to state employees

The statewide Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) has been expanded to allow health coverage for the underage and pregnant dependents of state employees (spouses, same-gender domestic partners and children of employees). Employee dependents (children and pregnant women) who are not covered by the state or another employer’s plan may qualify for the coverage.

CHP+ rules require a three-month waiting period without insurance coverage for all dependents eligible for coverage. Because of IRS regulations, employees with dependents currently covered cannot drop or cancel their coverage in order to qualify for CHP+. The dependents of state employees must also meet all other CHP+ eligibility criteria.

CHP+ is a low cost health insurance option for Colorado’s uninsured children and pregnant women, which includes such things as regular checkups, immunizations, eyeglasses and dental care. CHP+ is public health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance. Click here to find out if you meet the eligibility criteria to apply for CHP+ for your dependents.

Find your family size on the chart below to see if you may qualify:

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*A pregnant woman counts as two people

Chart source: chpplus.org

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