Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) Application Information

Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) is a comprehensive health and medical insurance program for low-income children living in the state of Nevada. The program provides health coverage for children up to 18 years of age. However, children have to meet certain qualification criteria before they can be enrolled for the program.

All children seeking insurance cover through this program should be residents of state of Nevada and be U.S citizens or legal aliens. Applicants will also have to meet certain income eligibility before they qualify to receive insurance cover through the program. Moreover, applicants will be required to provide documents that can prove their status and their eligibility.

Children already on insurance or qualified for Medicaid will not be able to receive insurance coverage through Nevada Check Up (SCHIP). Similarly, children with insurance cover in the past five months will also become disqualified for the program. However, there is an exception to this rule, called Crowd Out. This exception to the eligibility rule becomes active when both or one of the parents have lost their employment, employer insurance stopped, or family is facing disastrous economic conditions.

If a child has died, gone above 18 years, changed residence to another state, leaves home, gets another medical coverage or qualifies for Medicaid, then Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) will end for such child. Similarly, children enrolling in any other insurance will automatically disqualify to receive benefits under the Nevada Check Up (SCHIP).

The program provides various health services, including doctor visits, dental checkup and other related services, mental health, Medical equipment, prescriptions, transportation, home care and nursing, immunization, vision services, and lab tests.

You can apply for the Nevada Check Up program online. All you have to do is to fill out an application form online and then hit submit! You can come back to the Nevada Check Up website to track status of your application at any time.

Available Benefits

The Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) provides various benefits to enrollees. These benefits include:

  • Doctor visits
  • Vision check-up and related services
  • Dental care and related services
  • Transportation
  • Prescription drugs
  • Immunizations
  • Home health and nursing
  • Lab tests such as X-rays
  • Mental health and related services
  • Chiropractor

For more information about Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) and its benefits, you can email Nevada Check Up or call at (877) 543-7669.

Eligibility Requirements

For a child to qualify for Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) program, following condition are to be met:

  • Resident of state of Nevada
  • U.S citizen or a Legal Permanent Citizen for at least 5 years
  • Has no other medical insurance and is not eligible for Medicaid
  • Has not been covered by any insurance in the past five months
  • Must be at or under 18 years of age
  • Has income less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • The adult responsible for the child should not have access to Public Employee's Benefits Program (PEBP)
  • Should not be a inmate of a penal or public institute
  • Refugees and certain types of Cuban and Haitan immigrants can also qualify for Nevada Check Up (SCHIP).

Eligibility for a newborn

Newborn children can be enrolled in the Nevada Check Up program to receive a comprehensive medical insurance cover, if:

  • Nevada Check Up is informed of such birth within 14 days. If no such information is delivered within time, the child will be ensured for the next month and not for the month of birth. However, in case mother has an insurance plan that covers first 30 days after child-birth, the enrollment into Nevada Check Up will be considered for period after the current insurance ends.
  • Families don't have to provide a Social Security Number to enroll a newborn child. However, it will be required when the child reaches an age of 1 year.

Crowd Out - Exception to insurance rule

As you know, your child will not be covered by Nevada Check Up program if he or she has another insurance or had one in the past five months. However, there is an exception to this rule, known as Crowd Out. That is, if insurance was terminated due to one of these reasons, such children can be qualified for the Nevada Check Up program despite failing to meet insurance related eligibility.

  • Loss of employment
  • The parent who was responsible for the insurance dies
  • Employer-sponsored coverage ended due to change in address
  • Health benefits terminated due to long-term disability
  • Financial stability that can fall within the definition of extreme financial hardship

Disenrollment of a child from Nevada Check Up (SCHIP)

A child may lose his her eligibility for different reasons. Some common reasons are listed here for your help:

  • The child is enrolled into another insurance coverage
  • The child leaves home, moves out of state, or dies
  • The child is submitted to a public or penal institution
  • The child crosses age-limit or marries
  • The child is enrolled in Medicaid
  • The child gets access to Public Employee's Benefits Program
  • The child's income goes over the limit for Nevada Check Up program

Nevada Check Up Application Instructions

Click here to apply online for Nevada Check Up (SCHIP) at the Nevada Check Up website. The form contains a brief on Nevada Check Up program and its eligibility so that you know whether you qualify for the program or not before you apply for it.

You can get more information by calling 775 684 3777 or by visiting Nevada Check Up website.