Utah's Children's Health Insurance Program Open Enrollment

Utah's Children's Health Insurance Program Open Enrollment

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah's Children's Health Insurance Program is ready to sign up more kids who need health coverage.

Open enrollment for CHIP begins July 28th and ends August first. During that time, the program will accept all eligible children who apply.

The Utah Department of Health says about seven percent of children in the state lack health coverage. CHIP is a state health insurance plan meant to extend coverage to more children.

To get CHIP, children must qualify based on family size and household income. For example, a family of four earning up to 36-thousand-800 dollars a year could qualify. Premiums of 25 dollars for three month, plus small co-payments for services, may apply.

Families can learn more about the program and how to sign up by calling 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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