To submit a LaCHIP application online, go to the LaCHIP home page, and select Online under the How do I Apply? section. Once there, you may choose from options such as applying for health coverage, renewing health coverage or making changes to existing coverage. Under Apply for Health Coverage, select the Online link, and register for a free account to proceed to the application.
To register for an account, you need to supply information such as name, Social Security number, address and date of birth. Fill in all information via the online form, and click Submit. Once your account is created and your email address verified, you may log in and complete the health coverage application. Applications are available in both English and Spanish.
Once you submit the online application, you can check the status of the application by calling the toll-free number listed on the website. When coverage is approved, it may begin up to three months before the application submission date.
Before applying for coverage, you should check your child's eligibility for the program. Your child must be under the age of 19 and have no current health insurance. Additionally, your household income must be within the range dictated by the State of Louisiana. For current income requirements, select the Click Here to See the Limits link under Does my Child Qualify?