On August 5, 2019, all PA school superintendents and chief school administrators received via Penn*Link a letter from Patricia M. Allan, Executive Director of the PA Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The letter informs recipients that the Pennsylvania ACT 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on an annual basis no later than August 15.
CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 – and no family earns too much to qualify. CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost.
Letter recipients were advised that a CHIP flyer was created and should be shared with every parent or guardian of every student enrolled in the district during the school year. Recipients were also advised to send the electronic notice of the CHIP flyer to each school under their jurisdiction at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year through email or with other information that is being sent as parent packets or prepared for students to take home.
The flyer and many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at www.CHIPcoversPAkids.com, under CHIP Resources.