Child Health Plus > Eligibility and Cost

August 9, 2018 – 07:33 am
Understanding Obamacare: What will happen to Family Health Plus

To be eligible for either Children's Medicaid or Child Health Plus, children must be under the age of 19 and be residents of New York State. Whether a child qualifies for Children's Medicaid or Child Health Plus depends on gross family income. Children who are not eligible for Medicaid can enroll in Child Health Plus if they don't already have health insurance and are not eligible for coverage under the public employees' state health benefits plan. Some children who were covered by employer-based health insurance within the past six months may be subject to a waiting period before they can be enrolled in Child Health Plus. Determining whether your child is subject to a waiting period will depend on your household income and the reason your child(ren) lost employer-based coverage. Check the following income charts to see whether your child qualifies for or .

There is no monthly premium for families whose income is less than 1.6 times the poverty level. That's about $628 a week for a three-person family, about $757 a week for a family of four. Families with somewhat higher incomes pay a monthly premium of $9, $15, $30, $45, or $60 per child per month, depending on their income and family size. For larger families, the monthly fee is capped at three children. If the family's income is more than 4 times the poverty level, they pay the full monthly premium charged by the health plan. There are no co-payments for services under Child Health Plus, so you don't have to pay anything when your child receives care through these plans.

To see whether you would have to pay a premium for coverage, consult the Child Health Plus eligibility tables below.

Child Health Plus
2017 Income Levels for Select Poverty Guidelines
Family Contributions Monthly Income by Family Size Each Additional
Person, Add:
Free Insurance $1, 607 $2, 165 $2, 722 $3, 279 $3, 837 $4, 394 $4, 951 $5, 509 $557
$9 Per Child Per Month
(Maximum of $27 per family)
$2, 232 $3, 005 $3, 778 $4, 551 $5, 325 $6, 098 $6, 871 $7, 645 $774
$15 Per Child Per Month
(Maximum of $45 per family)
$2, 513 $3, 384 $4, 255 $5, 125 $5, 996 $6, 867 $7, 738 $8, 609 $871
$30 Per Child Per Month
(Maximum of $90 per family)
$3, 015 $4, 060 $5, 105 $6, 150 $7, 195 $8, 240 $9, 285 $10, 330 $1, 045
$45 Per Child Per Month
(Maximum of $135 per family)
$3, 518 $4, 737 $5, 956 $7, 175 $8, 395 $9, 614 $10, 833 $12, 052 $1, 220
$60 Per Child Per Month
(Maximum of $180 per family)
$4, 020 $5, 414 $6, 807 $8, 200 $9, 594 $10, 987 $12, 380 $13, 774 $1, 394
Full Premium Per Child Per Month Over
$4, 020
Over
$5, 414
Over
$6, 807
Over
$8, 200
Over
$9, 594
Over
$10, 987
Over
$12, 380
Over
$13, 774
Over
$1, 394
Children's Medicaid
2017 Income Eligibility Levels
Age Categories for Children Each Additional
Person, Add:
Children under 1 Year; Pregnant Women $2, 242 $3, 018 $3, 795 $4, 572 $5, 349 $6, 126 $6, 902 $7, 679
Children 1 - 18 Years $1, 548 $2, 085 $2, 621 $3, 157 $3, 694 $4, 230 $4, 767 $5, 303

Source: www.health.ny.gov

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