INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Children's health insurance program changes.
Effective Date: July 1, 2004.
Document Description: The 2004 Washington state legislature mandated an increase in the CHIP premium amount. The new premium amount and other changes to the CHIP program are as follows:
|•||The monthly premium for a child will increase from $10 to $15.|
|•||The maximum monthly premium paid per family will increase from $30 to $45.|
|•||A client's eligibility for the program will end after three consecutive months of nonpayment of premiums; the current rule allows four consecutive months.|
|•||The waiting period before CHIP coverage can be reinstated for a client, whose coverage was terminated for not paying the premiums for three consecutive months, is being reduced from four months to three months.|
April 29, 2004