Children who enroll in CHIP for the first time after being covered by private health insurance will have a 90-day waiting period before CHIP coverage begins.
Children who lost insurance coverage because:
- A parent lost their job
- COBRA benefits ended
- Their parents divorced
- A parent's employer stopped offering dependent health coverage
Children who lost insurance provided by the Texas Employees Retirement System (ERS) or the CHIP program in another state.
Children whose previous health insurance coverage cost more than 10 percent of the family's gross income.
Children whose family income changes and have to switch from CHIP to Medicaid or Medicaid to CHIP when they renew their coverage.
Children who have been added to an existing CHIP or Medicaid case, including newborns.