CHIP State Plan

Section 4901 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) amended the Social Security Act (the Act) by adding a new title XXI, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Title XXI provides funds to states to enable them to initiate and expand the provision of child health assistance to uninsured, low-income children in an effective and efficient manner. To be eligible for funds under this program, states must submit a state plan, which must be approved by the Secretary. A state may choose to amend its approved state plan in whole or in part at any time through the submittal of a plan amendment.

The plan on this website is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The official plan is maintained by CMS Region 6.

This plan was approved on March 19, 2020.

State Plan CHIP (PDF)

State Plan Amendments

These documents are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated.

Archived State Plan Amendments
SPA Transmittal Number Effective Date SPA Topic Disposition Date
17-0043 (PDF) 08/25/2017 Disaster Relief Hurricane Harvey 08/31/2017
17-041 (PDF) 09/01/2016 MAGI Premium FPL Bands CHIP into TIERS 05/21/2018