- What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state funded insurance that that provides coverage to low income families, pregnant women, newborns, and children that may not be able to afford to purchase their own care.
- Who is eligible for Medicaid?
The following are eligible for Medicaid in the state of Arizona:
- Children 0-1 with family income 117% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
- Children 1 - 5 with family income 141% of the FPL
- Children 6 - 18 with income up to 133% of the FPL
- Pregnant women with family income up to 156% of the FPL
- Parents with family income up to 133% of the FPL
- Childless, non-elderly adults with family income up to 133% of the FPL
- Elderly and disabled individuals
- How do I find out if I am eligible for Medicaid?
To find out if you are eligible for Medicaid, you must fill out an application for Medicaid or CHIP. You may fill out an application at any time of the year. See more on Medicaid.
- Will Medicaid cover my children?
Your household income level will determine if your child or children can be covered by Medicaid.
- What is CHIP?
CHIP is a program that supports children in families that cannot afford private health insurance, but whose household income is too high to qualify for Medicaid.
- Can I use Medicaid to satisfy the health insurance requirement?
Yes, Medicaid will satisfy the health insurance requirement for the covered individuals.
- What information and documents should I have when I'm signing up for Medicaid?
Depending on the Medicaid Part you are applying for you may need the following: identification documentation, Social Security documentation, proof you live in Arizona, proof of income, proof of medical costs, and bank account information.
- What is AHCCS?
AHCCS is the Medicaid option in Arizona that utilizes various income limits to determine coverage options for the individual.