Premium Assistance under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

When your eligibility for Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) changes, you have 60 days from the time you lose or gain eligibility to make a corresponding change to your health-related benefits.

Eligibility

To determine your eligibility for these programs, please visit their websites. You may review the participating states by accessing the Model Chip Notice.

To make a change

If you find that you are eligible for one of these programs and wish to discontinue the FCPS coverage, please complete the UHC Enrollment form and submit it to the Benefits Office along with proof of coverage under the Medicaid or SCHIP plan.  This must be submitted within 60 days.

If you have lost coverage under the Medicaid or SCHIP plan, you may enroll in the FCPS plans.  Please complete the UHC Enrollment form and submit to the Benefits Office along with proof of coverage loss. This must be submitted within 60 days. In addition, you will need to provide a copy of the birth certificate or legal court document for your dependent(s) to submit with your forms for processing.

You are also able to begin or modify your Health and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending account. Simply complete the appropriate FSA form and submit to the Benefits Office within the 30 day window. More details are included on the Healthcare Flexible Spending tab or the Depending Care Flexible Spending tab.

If you don't notify the Benefits Office of your change in eligibility within 60 days, you must wait until the annual Open Enrollment period to make any changes to these health and medical plans.