Attention: Douglas County Residents on Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
You may have heard in the news recently that Congress may not renew funding for CHP+. If Congress funding us not renewed CHP+ in Colorado will end on January 31, 2018.
Congress can pass a law at any time to renew federal funding for CHP+, but there is no guarantee that they will. As of today, there are no changes to CHP+ benefits, eligibility or enrollment.
We encourage you to review the resources provided on www.CO.gov/HCPF/FutureCHP. In late November, CHP+ members received an informational notice from the State of Colorado.
If funding us not renewed, the Douglas County Department of Human Services will post an update to our web page.
In the meantime, continue to pay any required co-pay and maintain your CHP+ eligibility.
Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+) for pregnant women and children
The Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a state medical program for children and pregnant women. You can look at the income chart to find out if you may be able to get CHP+. A person cannot get both Health First Colorado and CHP+. Also a person cannot turn down CHP+ and ask for Health First Colorado if that person is able to get CHP. If you get CHP+, you may have to pay an enrollment fee. This is not paid to the Douglas County Department of Human Services, and you will get a letter in the mail that tells you how to make the payment.
To apply, you have to turn in an application. You can also get an application by calling CHP+ at (800) 359-1991.
You can turn in your CHP+ application to the Douglas County Department of Human Services or send it directly to CHP+ at:
PO Box 929
Denver, CO 80201
If your CHP+ application is approved, the Douglas County Department of Human Services will not be your contact for ongoing questions. You will have to contact CHP+ directly regarding your CHP+ approval and case.
Every year you will have to apply again to make sure you are still able to get CHP+.