To be eligible for Kid Care CHIP children must meet the following guidelines:
- A Wyoming resident
- A US citizen or lawful, permanent resident who has legally lived in the US for at least 5 years
- Have not had their 19th birthday
- Have not had insurance for the past 30 days or longer. Some exceptions apply.*
- Meet income guidelines
Children who are dependents of state employees, are currently in a public institution, or qualify for Medicaid are not eligible for Kid Care CHIP at this time. Kid Care CHIP participants may not have additional health insurance. Some exceptions apply, such as Indian Health Services and School Sports Insurance.
Kid Care CHIP provides health coverage for children and teens who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose may have a higher income. A family of four can earn up to $48,600 and still qualify.
Family Size: 1 – Monthly Income: $1980
Family Size: 2 – Monthly Income: $2670
Family Size: 3 – Monthly Income: $3360
Family Size: 4 – Monthly Income: $4050
Family Size: 5 – Monthly Income: $4740
Family Size: 6 – Monthly Income: $5430
Family Size: 7 – Monthly Income: $6122
Family Size: 8 – Monthly Income: $6815
For each additional person, add $694
Apply Today For questions about eligibility or to apply over the phone call 1-855-294-2127
*Children who lose health insurance coverage must wait 30 days before they can apply for Kid Care CHIP. The waiting period is waived if the:
1. Parent or guardian providing the insurance dies;
2. Parent or guardian providing the insurance has terminated employment;
3. Parent or guardian providing the insurance can no longer work due to a disability;
4. Parent or guardian providing the insurance has a lapse in insurance coverage due to new employment;
5. Employer no longer offers a health insurance benefit;
6. Insurance is not accessible (e.g., coverage is through an HMO in Oregon);
7. Coverage is for a specific illness or body part (e.g., cancer policy, vision, dental);
8. Coverage is specific to school-related activities; (student accidental plan)
9. Coverage was provided by Indian Health Services, Tribal Health, or Medicaid;
10. Coverage was provided under COBRA; or
11. Coverage met the affordability exemption.
NOTE: In order to meet the affordability exemption, a family’s total premium must exceed 9.5% of the family’s gross income or the child’s portion of the premium must exceed 5% of the family’s gross income.