KidsCare - Arizona's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

AHCCCS offers health insurance through KidsCare for eligible children (under age 19) who are not eligible for other AHCCCS health insurance. For those who qualify, there are monthly premiums.

Applications for KidsCare will be accepted beginning July 26, 2016 for coverage that will begin September 1, 2016.

The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant:

  • Is an Arizona resident
  • Is 18 years old or younger
  • Is a United States citizen or a qualified immigrant
  • Has a Social Security number or applies for one
    • To apply for a Social Security number visit the U.S. Social Security Administration
    • Make a copy of the form submitted as confirmation of applying for a Social Security Number
  • Is under the income limit
  • Is not currently covered by other health insurance
  • Does not qualify for coverage through a state agency employee
  • Is not eligible to receive AHCCCS (Medicaid) coverage
  • Is a member of a household that is willing to pay a premium

If the child's income is too high for AHCCCS Health Insurance, the child may qualify for KidsCare at a low monthly premium. This chart shows how much money a person can receive each month before taxes (gross monthly income) and other deductions are subtracted.

KidsCare Income Limits

May Qualify for AHCCCS
(Medicaid, with no monthly premium)
May Qualify for KidsCare
Family Size Monthly Family Income Annual Family Income Monthly Family Income Annual Family Income
1 $1,337 $16,044 $2,010 $24,120
2 $1,800 $21,600 $2,707 $32,484
3 $2,264 $27,168 $3,404 $40,848
4 $2,727 $32,724 $4,100 $49,200
5 $3,190 $38,280 $4,797 $57,564
6 $3,654 $43,848 $5,494 $65,928

KidsCare will cost no more than $50 a month for one child or no more than $70 a month no matter how many children are in the household. Per federal law, Native Americans enrolled with a federally recognized tribe and certain Alaskan Natives do not have to pay a premium. To get KidsCare at no cost, you must give us proof of tribal enrollment.

KidsCare Premium Amounts

Household
Size
Monthly Income Less
Than or Equal
to 150% FPL
Monthly Income Greater
Than 150% But Less
Than or Equal to 175%
Monthly Income Greater
Than 175% But Less
Than or Equal to 200%
1 $0.00 - $1,508.00 $1,508.01 - $1,759.00 $1,759.01 - $2,010.00
2 $0.00 - $2,030.00 $2,030.01 - $2,369.00 $2,369.01 - $2,707.00
3 $0.00 - $2,553.00 $2,553.01 - $2,978.00 $2,978.01 - $3,404.00
4 $0.00 - $3,075.00 $3,075.01 - $3,588.00 $3,588.01 - $4,100.00
5 $0.00 - $3,598.00 $3,598.01 - $4,198.00 $4,198.01 - $4,797.00
6 $0.00 - $4,120.00 $4,120.01 - $4,807.00 $4,807.01 - $5,494.00
Each Additional Member* Add $523.00 Add $610.00 Add $697.00
Monthly Premium Amount One Child $10.00, More Than One Child $15.00 One Child $40.00, More Than One Child $60.00 One Child $50.00, More Than One Child $70.00
*"Each Additional Member" is an approximate amount only.

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