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LaCHIP Affordable Plan
The LaCHIP Affordable Plan is a new LaCHIP health insurance program for uninsured children in moderate income families whose income is too much to qualify for regular LaCHIP but whose gross income is below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). LaCHIP covers uninsured children in families with countable income up to 200 percent of the FPL.
Is My Child Eligible?
In order to qualify for the the LaCHIP Affordable Plan, children must meet the following criteria:
The only way to know if your child qualifies for LaCHIP Affordable Plan is to apply. Parents can apply online by visiting the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center. The application process takes about 30 minutes.
Parents are also welcome to click here to download the LaCHIP application, and can mail or fax it back to:
LaCHIP Processing Office
P. O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278
Fax: 1-877-LA FAX US (1-877-523-2987)
Need to Renew?
Parents whose children already receive health care coverage through LaCHIP Affordable Plan can renew coverage through the online application, hotline or mailed application. Renewal is required every year and is not automatic.
Can I Talk to Someone about LaCHIP Affordable Plan?
Parents can also call the hotline 1-877-2LaCHIP (252-2447) to ask questions or request to have an application mailed on the next business day. Staff are available to assist with LaCHIP applications from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Please click here to see a directory listing of LaCHIP staff.
What Does LaCHIP Affordable Plan Cover?
All services available through LaCHIP are also available to the LaCHIP Affordable Plan's recipients. Before a child receives a service, parents should ask the doctor or provider about limits to receiving the service or if the service needs to be “prior authorized,” which means Medicaid has to agree to pay for the service before it can be offered to a patient. Just because a service is not on the list does not mean that Medicaid will not cover it. Call the contact listed for the service group in question if a service is not listed.