Authorized under Title XXI of the Social Security Act, Nevada
Check Up (NCU) is the State of Nevada’s Children’s Health
Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Mission of the
Nevada Check Up program is to provide low-cost, comprehensive
health care coverage to low income, uninsured children (birth
through 18) who are not covered by private insurance or
Medicaid; while (1) promoting health care coverage for children;
(2) encouraging individual responsibility; and (3) working with
public and private health care providers and community advocates
The only cost to
the Nevada Check Up enrollee is a quarterly premium.Enrollees are not required to pay co-payments,
deductibles, or other charges for covered services. Premiums are
determined by family size and income.Quarterly premiums range between $25 and $80 dollars and
are charged per family, not per child. For Native American
Families who are members of federally recognized tribes, or an
Eskimo, Aleut or other Alaska Native enrolled by the Secretary
of the Interior, quarterly premiums are waived.
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy manages the Nevada
Check Up program’s health policy benefit.The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services manages
the eligibility for program enrollment, and families may apply
for their children through Nevada Health Link at:
https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/or in person at a Division of Welfare and Supportive
Service (DWSS) office.Office locations are listed on the DWSS website under,
“contact us” at:
program began providing services to children on October 1, 1998.
delivers the basic Medicaid State Plan for health benefits, with
some minor exceptions. The Medicaid provider network and
Medicaid-contracted HMOs (in the urban areas of Nevada) provide
the covered services to eligible children. NCU enrollees are
mandated to receive treatment under an HMO in the urban areas of
the state.You can
find more information on the Medicaid benefit plan and the
contracted HMOs on the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing
and Policy website at:
Children’s Health Insurance Program was established by Congress
to provide access to affordable health insurance for children in
working, low-income families. The enabling legislation for CHIP,
included in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, funded the program
for a 10 year period.Congress provided funding extension until 2009 when
through the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization
Act (CHIPRA) Congress provided for continuation of the Program.
In 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health
Care Reform) enacted maintenance of effort requirements for
continuation of eligibility standards for children until October
Medicaid, CHIP is a joint federal-state program, with funding
from both sources, and it is implemented by each state.
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