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Medicaid and CHIP Notification 

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)

On February 4, 2009, President Obama signed the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) which extended the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP or most commonly CHIP) under the Social Security Act. Under the CHIPRA act, employees and/or their dependents may be eligible for premium assistance to help pay for health insurance offered by their employer.

The CSU is required to notify employees of potential opportunities currently available within the State for premium assistance under Medicaid and CHIP (or the equivalent program(s) under the State of California) for health coverage of the employee or the employee’s dependents. 

  • The State of California administers the CHIP program under Healthy Families.  Eligibility for Healthy Families provides health, dental and vision benefits for eligible dependents up to age 19.
  • The State of California administers the Medicaid program under Medi-Cal.

The programs listed above are income based and are available to individuals that may or may not qualify for health coverage through the employer.  Employees who do not qualify for employer provided insurance may wish to contact these programs to inquire about health premium assistance for health coverage.

If you have an interest in one of these programs, please review the notice provided by the CSU Chancellor’s office.

Jim Cimino, Associate Vice President, Office of Human Resources


December 22, 2010

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