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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

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