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

Health Plans for Children

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federally funded health insurance program that provides health insurance coverage to all 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 household income, children are eligible for 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
  • Behavioral 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
PO Box 13449
Philadelphia, PA 19101-9552

Upcoming Events

Come join the Independence CHIP team at these community events throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania area to get more information on Independence’s CHIP plans.

Venue Date and Time
WIC Upper Darby
1500 Garrett Road
Suite 20
Upper Darby, PA 19082
11/15/2019
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WIC Aramingo Office
2401 E. Tioga Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
11/20/2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mexican Consulate
111 S. Independence Mall East
Apt. 320
The Bourse Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
11/20/2019
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mexican Consulate
111 S. Independence Mall East
Apt. 320
The Bourse Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
12/4/2019
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WIC Upper Darby
1500 Garrett Road
Suite 20
Upper Darby, PA 19082
12/6/2019
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Mexican Consulate
111 S. Independence Mall East
Apt. 320
The Bourse Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
12/11/2019
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WIC Springfield
1260 E. Woodland Avenue
Apt. 201
Springfield, PA 19064
12/19/2019
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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