Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost public health insurance for children and pregnant women who qualify. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), but not enough to pay for private health insurance. CHP+ is paid for by a combination of state and federal funding. For CHP+ to continue in Colorado, Congress must pass a law to renew federal funding for the program.
If Congress does not renew federal funding, CHP+ in Colorado will end on Jan. 31, 2018. You can find regular updates on the status of CHP+ here.
What you need to know
- If you have CHP+ your benefits will continue through Jan. 31, 2018. You can continue using CHP+ benefits for visits to your health care provider and prescriptions until then.
- If Congress does not act, the state will send a Notice of Action letter to CHP+ members in late December 2017, informing them their CHP+ coverage and benefits will end after Jan. 31, 2018.
- Make sure the state has your correct contact information. You can update or confirm your contact information on your PEAK account. Sign up or update your account here.
- Start looking at health insurance plan options through Connect for Health Colorado. You may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for premiums. You will not be able to enroll in a plan until you receive a letter informing you that your CHP+ benefits will end after Jan. 31, 2018.
- Learn more about your health insurance plan options here or call us for free in-person assistance at 970-871-7324 in Craig or 970-871-7330 in Steamboat Springs.