The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to nearly eight million children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford private coverage. In Wisconsin, children and pregnant women who are covered by CHIP are in the BadgerCare Plus program.
In some states, CHIP covers parents and pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage, and works closely with its state Medicaid program. Please note: These programs may be called by different names in your state.
Some benefits covered through CHIP, include:
- Routine check-ups
- Doctor visits
- Dental and vision care
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
- Laboratory and X-ray services
- Emergency services
General Program Requirements
CHIP serves uninsured children up to age 19 in families with incomes too high to qualify them for Medicaid.
In general for this benefit program, the child must be a US national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have low income.
The child must also be a resident of the state of Wisconsin.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo apply online, please visit the Wisconsin.gov Access online application portal.
For additional application information or to find a service center near you, visit the How to Apply page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.
You may also find out if you qualify through the Marketplace application.