Effective February 2009, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) was signed into law. Employers that maintain group health plans are required to provide employees with an annual CHIPRA Notice. The notice is used to notify employees about the availability of premium-assistance programs under Medicaid and/or the Children's Health Insurance Program in their state.
For more information about these premium-assistance programs, you can contact either:
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
1-877-267-2323, Menu Option 4, Ext. 61565