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University of Utah Health Plans Introduces Healthy U CHIP – A Health Insurance Plan for Children

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Lexi McCausland
Communications Manager
University of Utah Health Plans

University of Utah Health Plans announces the launch of its newest health insurance offering: Healthy U CHIP. This plan will be available starting July 1, 2024.

CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) is a vital state program that provides affordable health coverage to eligible children in low-income families. It ensures that children have access to essential medical services, including preventive care, doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription medications, dental care, and vision services.  

“We recognize the impact of accessible health care on children’s lives,” says Chad Westover, CEO of University of Utah Health Plans. “As the inaugural CHIP director in Utah, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of CHIP on our kids here in Utah and we are proud to be part of it.”

Who is Eligible for CHIP?

CHIP is for children (under age 19) of families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but do not qualify for other types of health insurance. 

CHIP Income Guidelines

Family Size Maximum Gross Income Per Month Maximum Gross Income Per Year
2 (single parent & one child) $3,407 $40,884
3 $4,304 $51,648
4 $5,200 $62,400
5 $6,097 $73,164
6 $6,994 $83,928
7 $7,890 $94,680
8 $8,787 $105,444

Families can apply for CHIP at any time through MyCase or by calling 1-866-435-7414. 

If you are currently on CHIP and have questions or need help changing your plan, call a Health Program Representative at 866-608-9422. Open enrollment—the time of year when you can change your existing plan—is May 1 through June 15.


About University of Utah Health Plans:

Established in 1998 as a Medicaid plan, University of Utah Health Plans now serves over 240,000 members in the Mountain West. We specialize in administering medical, mental health, and pharmacy benefits for government programs including Medicaid and CHIP, fully insured and self-funded employer groups, individuals, and families.