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MississippiCAN CHIP Information

Below is Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) information in regards to MississippiCAN.

Who is Eligible?

CHIP provides health coverage for uninsured children up to age 19 years old. To be eligible for CHIP, a child cannot be eligible for Medicaid. At the time of application, children with health insurance are not eligible for CHIP.

It is possible that one child in a family may qualify for Medicaid while another may qualify for CHIP. Eligibility is based on family household income, the age of each child and the insured status of each child.

Income Limits

The family income cannot exceed 209% of the  federal poverty level (FPL).

  • Infants from birth to age 1 may qualify for CHIP if family income is between 194% – 209% FPL.
  • Children age 1-6 may qualify for CHIP if family income is between 143% – 209% FPL.
  • Children age 6-19 may qualify for CHIP if family income is between 133% – 209% FPL.

Effective March 1, 2014, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) are used to determine a household’s income compared to the limits shown below based on household size. No deductions other than those allowed by IRS rules are used, other than a 5% disregard based on the federal poverty level (FPL) that is applied when needed to allow eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP.


CHIP Contacts

For questions regarding Medicaid, contact:

Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Toll-free: 800-884-3222

Office of Coordinated Care
Toll-free: 1-800-421-2408
Phone: 601-359-3789
Fax: 601-206-3015
Fax: 601-359-5252

For questions regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program, contact:

United Healthcare
Member service toll-free: 800-992-9940
Provider service toll-free: 800-577-9933

To find out more about health benefits for children call:
Toll-free: 877-KIDS-NOW (877-543-7669)