Missouri MO HealthNet for Kids program (CHIP) Application Information

MO HealthNet for Kids program offers comprehensive health insurance for kids under the age of 19, whose families have low-income to afford regular insurance. The program ensures that kids living in state of Missouri can have the necessary health cover so that they can stay healthy and contribute positively to the society.

To become eligible for the program, applicants should be living in the state of Missouri and should not have other health insurance, including Medicaid. Qualified aliens who meet the eligibility requirements of the program can also receive benefits through MO HealthNet for Kids.

In order to get the insurance, family income and assets should be within the limits defined by the program.

MO HealthNet insurance programs are also available for parents on low-income and pregnant women, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

Families will mostly get insurance for free, however, families with higher income will have to pay a premium. Monthly premium will be below 5% of family's gross income to ensure that everyone can afford the insurance.

To apply for MO HealthNet for Kids, you will have different options. You can apply online or request an application through phone. You can also apply in person by visiting your local Family Support Division Office.

MO HealthNet for Kids Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Benefits

MO HealthNet for Kids program provides comprehensive health benefits with full coverage including:

  • Primary care
  • Acute care
  • Preventive care
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • Vision care
  • Prescription drugs

MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women and Newborns

MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women and Newborns provides comprehensive healthcare coverage to pregnant women and newborns. The program provides coverage during the postpartum period even if there is an increase in income.

Eligibility Requirements

MO HealthNet for Families Eligibility

Parents of caretakers are eligible if:

  • They are taking care of children under the age of 19 years
  • They have applied for social security number
  • They are residents of state of Missouri
  • They are U.S citizens or qualified aliens
  • They are cooperating with Child Support Enforcement if applicable
  • hey should have family income below the limit defined by 1996 AFDC income standards. These standards limit the income of a household of two to $234. The limit is set at $292 for a family of three while it is set at $342 for a family of four.

MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women and Newborns Eligibility

Women looking to qualify for MO HealthNet insurance will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Verification of pregnancy
  • Such women should have applied for Social Security Number
  • Resident of state of Missouri
  • U.S citizen or qualified alien
  • Net family income should not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level

It is important that you know that a pregnant woman will be counted as two people for the purpose of MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women. This is because the program will provide healthcare for newborn in addition to woman, who keeps getting benefits for certain period during postpartum phase.

Income limit for a family of two (woman and newborn |pregnant woman) is set at $2333. For a family of three, income limit is set at $2944, whereas the limit is extended to $3554 for a family of four.

MO HealthNet for Kids program Application Instructions

Apply Online

Click here to begin an Online Application.

You will have to follow simple instructions on the page to apply for benefits through MO HealthNet for Kids.

Apply through Mail

You can apply through mail. Download the application using THIS link and print it. Once you have completed the application, you will have to mail it to Family Support Division Office.

Request an Application via Phone

You can apply through phone by dialing 1-888-275-5908 and requesting an application.

Apply in Person

To apply in person, you will need to locate a local Family Support Division Office. Go to the office in person and apply there. The staff in the office will guide you with everything.

Click here to find a local office of Family Support Division near you.