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KidzPartners Premiums & Payment Policies

KidzPartners is an affordable option for many families.

Many kids are covered by KidzPartners for free. Others can get the same benefits for an affordable monthly premium. Whether KidzPartners is free, low cost or full cost depends on your total household income and the number of people in your household.

There are no premiums or copays for families receiving free KidzPartners. Premiums and copays apply for low-cost and full-cost KidzPartners.

Families of all income levels are eligible for KidzPartners. View the 2021 CHIP Income Guidelines Chart to see the average monthly cost per child.

If your household income is below the lowest amount listed in the CHIP income chart, your child may be eligible for the DHS Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program instead of CHIP.

If you need help understanding the income guidelines, call Member Relations at 1-888-888-1211 (TTY 1-877-454-8477).

Monthly Premium

After you apply for KidzPartners, we will send you a letter to let you know if your child is eligible. If your child is eligible, the letter will include important information, including when coverage begins and if you owe a monthly premium.

KidzPartners Program

Premium*

Free

$0

Low-Cost

$36 - $58

Full-Cost

$193

*Effective July 2021. CHIP premiums can only be changed with the approval of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

Additional Information

You can pay the monthly premium in a number of ways. KidzPartners accepts checks, money orders, credit card payments and debit card payments.

Premiums are billed and due in advance of the month being covered. For example, your January payment ensures your child covered for all of February.

If your child is enrolled in low-cost or full-cost coverage, and you do not pay the premium by the due date, your child’s coverage will stop. Coverage will end automatically on the last day of the month that coverage has been paid for.

Learn More

If you have questions about premium payments, please call Member Relations at 1-888-888-1211 (TTY 1-877-454-8477).