ACWDL 09-02: Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program (1/16/2009)

Several changes to increase the participation in the HIPP program became effective January 1, 2008 (they say, could they have meant 2009?). Some of the changes are: Having a share of cost of over $200 is no longer an automatic disqualifier. If someone does not have a medical condition predetermined by DHCS to be cost effective, a cost effective test will be conducted based on the individuals coverage, share of cost, premium cost, and the annual cost of the condition. HIPP will pay for additional family members’ premiums if the individual and family premium costs cannot be separated. [Download]