KCHIP Application Instructions

There are two available application processes for the Kentucky Children Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), i.e. online application, and personal application.

Online Application

By visiting this link kidshealth.ky.gov you will be able to download the application form (pdf), fill the relevant details and submit it.

Phone Applications

One can apply for the KCHIP program by calling this toll free line (877) KCHIP18 or (877) 524-4718. By using this application method, one can personally ask the staff members any questions regarding the application process and requirements.

After filling out the application form, they can be mailed to the following address:

P.O. Box 55270
Lexington, KY 40555-5270

Or faxed to: (859) 246-2890

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals are eligible for the KCHIP program if:

  • They are residents of the state of Kentucky
  • They are under the age of 19
  • Children are from families with income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty level

The KCHIP basic income Limits is clearly illustrated in the table below.

Number of Family Members Total Monthly Family Income (before taxes) Total Annual Family Income (before taxes)
1 $2,588 $31,056
2 $3,500 $42,000
3 $4,413 $52,956
4 $5,325 $63,900
5 $6,237 $74,844
6 $7,150 $85,800
7 $8,062 $96,744
8 $8,974 $107,688

*before taxes

The above table shows the 200% FPL (Federal Poverty Levels) guidelines based on the annual publications made by FPL.