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Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Nevada. Even if your children have been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage for them now.
Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications and hospital care when they’re sick, and much more.
How to Get Started
Call 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) to talk to someone in Nevada.
Eligibility Information for Nevadans.
Q: Is my child eligible for Medicaid or CHIP?
A: States have different income eligibility rules, but in most states, children up to age 19 with family income up to $47,700 per year (for a family of four) may qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In many states, family income can be even higher and children can still qualify. Young people up to age 21 may be eligible for Medicaid. Youth who have “aged out” of foster care can be covered under Medicaid until they reach age 26; there is no income limit for these youth.
Medicaid and CHIP coverage is for U.S. citizens and certain lawfully present immigrants.
To find information about the Medicaid and CHIP programs in your state, go to Learn About Programs in Your State or call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669). When you call the free and confidential hotline, you will be connected to someone in your state who can help you learn whether your children may qualify and help you enroll them.
Q: I have teenagers. Are they eligible for coverage, too?
A: Yes, in every state, children from birth until their 19th birthday may be eligible for coverage.
Q: I have a job. Can my children and teens still qualify?
A: Yes, many children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP are in families where one or both parents are working. Working parents may not have health coverage through their jobs or the health plans they are offered may not cover their children. Many working families cannot afford health insurance on their own.
Q: Who can apply for Medicaid and CHIP for a child?
A: A parent, grandparent, guardian or other authorized representative can apply on behalf of a child. If you are a teenager living on your own, your state may allow you to apply for Medicaid on your own behalf or any adult may apply for you.
Q: What if my children and teens are covered by Medicaid or CHIP already?
A: That’s great! They already have comprehensive health insurance. If you are having trouble finding the care your child needs, call the toll free number 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669)
Nevada is operating a State-based Marketplace, known as Nevada Health Link. For Plan Year 2015, the state’s Marketplace will be using the FFM’s information technology platform for eligibility and enrollment functions. The FFM will make assessments of Medicaid/CHIP eligibility and then transfer the applicant’s account to the state agency for a final eligibility determination. It is important to note that even though Nevada is relying on the FFM for this functionality, the state may still be operating its own SHOP marketplace in Plan Year 2015. The state has expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults. If you believe you qualify for medicaid visit your local medicaid office or click this Nevada health link.