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 employees who are eligible to receive health insurance benefits under Wyoming’s Employees’ Group Insurance, whether as a state employee or as employees of Natrona County School District, University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges, are not eligible for Kid Care CHIP. 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. A family of four can earn up to $53,000 and still qualify.
Family Size: 1 – Monthly Income: $2147
Family Size: 2 – Monthly Income: $2904
Family Size: 3 – Monthly Income: $3660
Family Size: 4 – Monthly Income: $4417
Family Size: 5 – Monthly Income: $5174
Family Size: 6 – Monthly Income: $5930
Family Size: 7 – Monthly Income: $6687
Family Size: 8 – Monthly Income: $7444
For each additional person, add $757
*If your household income is close to these limits please apply, you may be eligible. Income requirements change annually. Call 855-294-2127 to apply.
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.