Congress has reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHP+) for six years and the president has signed the bill into law. The bill provides $21.5 billion for fiscal year 2018 for CHP+, increasing to $25.9 billion by fiscal year 2023.
This means CHP+ will continue in Colorado. Here are some important reminders:
- CHP+ members can continue to go to the doctor and use their benefits.
- CHP+ children can continue to go to the dentist.
- CHP+ providers can continue to make and keep appointments with the CHP+ members.
- If a CHP+ member receives a letter stating it is time to renew his or her CHP+ benefits, he or she should follow the instructions in the letter and pay the enrollment fee, if one is owed. Not paying the enrollment fee could result in loss of coverage.
Additional information is available on the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) website, where you can sign up for the Future of CHP+ newsletter for updates. Read a statement from HCPF.