Virginia has two Medicaid related premium assistance programs that help pay for employer-sponsored health insurance. You or a member of your family must first be enrolled in a Medicaid program to be eligible to apply for the HIPP programs.
The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) For Kids Program
Is a premium assistance program for Medicaid enrolled children under the age of 19 who are eligible for or enrolled in qualified employer-sponsored coverage.
The Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
When determined to be cost effective, this is a cost saving program for Medicaid members and reimburses some or all of the employee portion of the group health insurance premium for members who have employer sponsored group health insurance available to them through their own or their family member’s employment.
All applications for premium assistance are first evaluated for the HIPP for Kids program. If it is determined that the eligibility criteria for the HIPP for Kids program are not met, the application is automatically evaluated for the HIPP program.
Click here for more information about the HIPP programs or contact our toll-free helpline at 1-800-432-5924