WSR 13-15-130
[Filed July 23, 2013, 7:51 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Changes to the children's health insurance program (CHIP) resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Effective Date: October 1, 2013.
Description: As provided by the ACA, the health care authority (HCA) will update CHIP to implement the following changes:
Use of a single streamlined application through the Health Benefit Exchange.
Conversion of current income standards to a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) equivalent standard.
Elimination of the four month waiting period for dropping group health insurance.
Requiring a Social Security number for applicants.
Creation of a temporary eligibility group for medicaid children who lose eligibility for medicaid resulting from the application of MAGI.
For additional information, contact Kevin Cornell, CHIP Program Manager, HCA, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1423, TDD/TTY (800) 204-6430, fax (360) 725-1158, e-mail