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Colorado: Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs, as well as a variety of other programs for Colorado’s low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Who Is Eligible?

A summary of eligibility requirements appears below. Be sure to check with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to verify eligibility. Eligible individuals include:

A PDF of “Colorado: Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is available at right under Documents & Resources.

Colorado: Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs, as well as a variety of other programs for Colorado’s low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Who Is Eligible?

A summary of eligibility requirements appears below. Be sure to check with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to verify eligibility. Eligible individuals include:

  • Children age 18 and younger and pregnant women age 19 and older;
  • Applicants with household income under 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($44,100 annually for a family of four in 2009 in Colorado);
  • Colorado residents;
  • Permanent legal residents who have had an Alien Registration number for at least five years, or are a refugee or an asylee;
  • Applicants not eligible for Medicaid; and
  • Applicants who do not have other health insurance.

Application Assistance

  • Applicants can call CHP+ Customer Service at 1(800) 359-1991 to have an application sent by mail. CHP+ Customer Service is available Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Applicants can also visit the office in person. Visit here for more information.
  • Applicants can visit their local county department of social services office.
  • Applicants can visit an Application Assistance Site. Visit here for more information.

Useful Websites

  • For more information, visit the department website.
  • For more information on CHP+, visit here.
  • To find out which health plans serve your area, visit here.

About This Resource

This resource provides information about affordable health insurance options for children of eligible families in Colorado. It is part of the Institute for Local Government’s Healthy Communities – Insuring Kids Health Online Resource Center project.

The Insuring Kids Health Online Resource Center provides information and resources to help California cities and counties connect families with affordable health insurance for their children. The activities and best practices compiled can be applied throughout the country and can assist cities, counties, health plans and others that are interested in enrolling children in affordable health insurance.

The Institute for Local Government is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education affiliate of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities. The Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level with practical, impartial and easy-to-use resources for California communities.

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation for its generous support of this project.

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