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Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

What is a Benefits Specialist?

Benefits Specialists provide their services free of charge to individuals and families seeking health care coverage through Medicaid/CHIP. They will help you complete and submit your application along with any additional documents that may be needed.

Do I have to pay money to get help from a Benefit Specialist?

No. Benefit Specialists are not trying to sell you anything. They do not charge fees for their services. You can receive their unbiased, confidential help at no cost to you.

What types of services are covered by Medicaid/CHIP?

Depending upon your income and household size, you may receive free health care coverage or pay a modest premium and copay for specific services. Children receive comprehensive coverage that includes:

  • Routine check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Doctor visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental and vision care
  • Laboratory and x-ray services
  • Emergency services
  • Mental health services

Are there deadlines to enroll?

No, you can get assistance from a Benefit Specialist and enroll at any time during the year.

What if I’m already enrolled? Do I need to re-enroll every year?

Yes. It is necessary to re-enroll and update your information to continue receiving Medicaid/CHIP coverage every year. If you received Medicaid assistance during the pandemic and have not re-enrolled, you may need to update your contact information with KanCare so you don’t experience a gap in coverage.

Who is eligible for Kansas Medicaid/CHIP coverage?

Children up to the age of 19 years, parents or caretakers of a child/children and pregnant individuals are eligible. You must be a Kansas resident, U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident or legal alien for 5 years or more.

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