CHIP requirements for employers

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

On February 4, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a model notice under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). The model notice describes the rights of low income participants in employer-sponsored group health plans to receive financial assistance toward payment of children’s premiums from state-sponsored programs. The notice also informs employees that they have a special right to enroll in the employer’s group health plan within 60 days of being determined eligible for CHIP premium assistance.