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For more details about CHIP, please call 1-800-464-5437 (TDD/TTY: 711).

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federally funded health insurance program that provides health insurance coverage to all uninsured children who meet eligibility guidelines and are residents of Pennsylvania residing in the Independence Blue Cross service area of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Depending on family size and income, eligible children are provided with free, low-cost, or full-cost CHIP insurance through Keystone Health Plan East (KHPE) HMO.


As an administrator of CHIP, Independence Blue Cross provides health insurance benefits from KHPE HMO for enrolled children. KHPE HMO provides medical benefits through a large network of participating physicians and hospitals. United Concordia provides dental benefits through a large network of participating dentists.

KHPE CHIP provides coverage for:

  • doctor office visits
  • prescription drugs
  • dental
  • eye care and eyeglasses
  • diagnostic tests
  • durable medical equipment
  • emergency care
  • hearing care
  • home health care
  • hospitalization
  • immunizations
  • laboratory/X-rays
  • pregnancy
  • mental health/substance abuse

Contact Us

For more details, please call 1-800-464-5437 (TDD/TTY: 711).

If you would like to send us a request, our mailing address is:

Independence Blue Cross
Attn: Special Programs Department
1901 Market Street
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
19103-1480

For specific information on benefits, limitations, and exclusions, please refer to the applicable benefits materials.