State Employee Health Plan

KanCare Children's Health Insurance Program

About CHIP

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage is available through KanCare to the child(ren) of individuals who are eligible to enroll in the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP). This program has the potential for savings of several thousand dollars.


Benefits under CHIP coverage include:

  • No deductibles
  • No co-pays
  • No co-insurance
  • Monthly household premiums from $0 to $50
  • Free annual checkups and screenings, including dental 
  • Choice of three (3) Medical Carriers each offering different benefits
  • Coverage is accepted by most doctors.

To check your specific household income, please use the KanCare Helpful Hints Card found here.

State Employees can apply for CHIP for their child(ren) during Open Enrollment, either by filling out the paper application or online here.  

If you are going to apply for CHIP during Open Enrollment, you should still enroll your child(ren) in the SEHP medical plans until approved for CHIP.

If your child(ren) is eligible for CHIP after enrolling them in SEHP, the approval letter from KanCare will need to be uploaded in MAP when you submit the request to drop your SEHP coverage for your child(ren) prior to January 1st.  

Gaining CHIP coverage during a plan year is not a qualifying event to drop SEHP coverage. This can only be done during the SEHP Open Enrollment for the next plan year.

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