MEMORANDUM

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IM-#73      09/25/09

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
P.O. BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
TO:
ALL COUNTY OFFICES
FROM:
ALYSON CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT:
ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE INSURANCE AND STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE
INCOME MAINTENANCE MANUAL REVISION #31:  SECTION:
0920.020.10.10

DISCUSSION:

Health insurance provided through Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP) for State employees, is considered affordable. Children of State employees who are eligible to purchase state health insurance on their behalf are not eligible for MO HealthNet for Kids, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) premium level of care.

Employer-sponsored health insurance causes ineligibility for CHIP coverage if:

Health insurance purchased through MCHCP meets all of the above criteria. MCHCP insurance meets the definition of affordable, coverage provided meets the definition of health insurance and pre-existing condition limitations do not apply for Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or co-pay plans available through MCHCP. 

NECESSARY ACTION:

LH

2009 Memorandums