Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) PA

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) PA
Posted on 08/08/2019


Pennsylvania ACT 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice with general information about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on an annual basis no later than August 15. A flyer has been created and is to be shared with every parent or guardian of every student enrolled in the district during the school year.

CHIP covers uninsured children and teens up to age 19 - an no family earns too much to qualify. With more than 116,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families!

CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health, and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost.

The flyer and many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at, under CHIP Resources. 

The CHIP program is pleased to partner with school districts in helping families find affordable health insurance for their children. Schools are a valuable partner in this effort. After all, healthy kids are better students!

Thank you for your assistance in helping families in need find comprehensive health insurance coverage for their children. 


Patricia M. Allan, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program

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