How CHIP Can Help Meet Child Specific Requirements and Needs in the Exchange

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Health insurance exchanges or marketplaces need to be prepared to serve children’s needs as well as adults. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), an already established and tested program, offers features that can help states meet ACA exchange requirements while establishing good coverage for children. With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP analyzed federal statutes, regulations, and guidance for CHIP and exchanges, and interviewed state and national experts to inform this work. The resulting brief offers options for drawing on CHIP as a tool to inform exchange design and the companion piece compares selected CHIP and exchange requirements and identifies ways the program requirements align. This webinar geared toward state exchange officials includes a discussion of options on ways CHIP could be used to inform the design of Essential Health Benefits, provider networks and more. Officials working with all types of exchanges—State Based, Partnership, and Federally Facilitated—are encouraged to listen.


Moderator: Catherine Hess, Managing Director for Coverage and Access, NASHP

Presenter: Maureen Hensley-Quinn, Program Manager, NASHP


Miriam Fordham, Director, Health Care Policy Administration

William Nold, Deputy Director, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

Lisa Lee, Director, Kentucky CHIP Program



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