FAQChildren’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
What are the income requirements?
Income requirements are shown on the Eligibility Requirements page.
Does my child need a referral for vision care?
Your child does not need a referral for vision care. Vision care benefits are administered by Davis Vision. A Davis Vision participating provider can be located by calling 1-888-393-2583.
I live in another state. Can I get coverage for my children with CHIP through Independence Blue Cross?
No. CHIP through Independence Blue Cross is only available to Pennsylvania residents who live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. For information about what’s available in your county or state, call your local Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan or your State Department of Health.
What do I need to do if I have to take my child to the emergency room?
Emergency services do not require a referral for treatment from the PCP. If you believe your child needs emergency services, call 911 or go immediately to the emergency department of the closest hospital.
What documentation must I submit for income verification?
You must attach proof of gross income (before taxes and deductions) received during the last 60 days. View a guide to Acceptable Income Documentation.
Is oral surgery covered?
Oral surgery is covered for the surgical extraction of bone-impacted wisdom teeth, accidental injury, correction of a non-dental physiological condition, and treatment for tumors or cysts.