Faith-Based Partners

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services works to build bridges between the federal government and faith-based organizations to better serve individuals and families in need of information about health insurance, health care, prevention and wellness



  • The open enrollment period for Medicaid is all year round. 
  • The Medicaid program is for people with low incomes. Medicaid is a joint federal and state government program that helps with medical costs for people with limited income and resources.
  • To enroll in Medicaid, go to or visit your state Medicaid agency. Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid. For more information on how to enroll in Medicaid, click here:
  • Some people are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. They are called Dually Eligible. Medicaid may also cover services not normally covered by Medicare (like long term supports and services and personal care services).
  • For more information on the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, see our fact sheet:

Health Insurance Marketplace

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 

  • The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is open for enrollment year round.
  • CHIP covers kids and teens with limited incomes, disabilities, and other circumstances.
  • To enroll, visit or call 1-800-318-2596. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325. Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669).
  • For more information on CHIP, go to

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09/06/2017 11:55 AM