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CHIP Transition to DHS

Governor Wolf signed a new law effective December 20, 2015 that extends Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2017. Children currently enrolled in CHIP will continue to receive health care benefits because of the extension.

As part of the new law, the state administration of CHIP moved from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to the Department of Human Services. There will be no change to CHIP enrollees health care benefits, insurance provider or card. CHIP coverage will continue without any interruption.

CHIP will continue to be the great program that provides quality health insurance to Pennsylvania kids so that they are covered for routine checkups, prescriptions, hospitalization, dental, eye care, and more.