What is CHIP?

What is CHIP?

Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), brought to you by Aetna Better Health Kids, is a state and federally funded program offering health insurance to all uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Aetna Better Health Kids is committed to providing care to all eligible, uninsured children and teens in our service area.

No family makes too much money for CHIP because there is no income limit. Depending on your family's income, most children are covered for free. Others families may have low monthly premiums and copays for services. If your family income is too low for CHIP, your child may be enrolled in Medical Assistance.

CHIP benefits include:

If you have any questions about CHIP or how to join, our member service team is happy to help. Call us at 1-800-822-2447 or TTY at 1-800-628-3323. We are here Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a health insurance program that Aetna Better Health Kids offers through the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, to uninsured children and teens (up to age 19) in many counties in Pennsylvania. The map below indicates the counties (with a red star) where Aetna Better Health Kids provides CHIP coverage. If you live in one of these counties, you can select Aetna Better Health Kids as your health plan.

If you live in a county that we do not provide health insurance coverage, call 1-800-986-KIDS or go online to www.chipcoverspakids.com