Montana Health Care Coverage
Medicaid is health care coverage for some low-income Montanans. Medicaid is run by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).
To be eligible for Medicaid in Montana, you must meet income and resource limits. You must also fit into at least one of these groups:
- Families with dependent children
- Pregnant women
- Children and youth up to age 19
- Women with breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancer
- People 65 and over
- People who are disabled (based on Social Security standards)
- Former foster care children age 18 up to 26
The Healthy Montana Kids Plan is the program name for two health care coverage groups for children. It is a free or low-cost health coverage plan for eligible Montana children up to age 19
Healthy Montana Kids Plan groups are:
- Healthy Montana Kids Plus coverage group (formerly children’s Medicaid) and
- Healthy Montana Kids coverage group (formerly CHIP)
Family size and income limits determine whether eligible children are enrolled in HMK Plus or HMK. There is no resource limit for either coverage group.
- Apply online for Medicaid or the Healthy Montana Kids Plan at apply.mt.gov.
- Call or visit your local Office of Public Assistance.
- Download the PDF application.
Health Care Coverage under the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act requires most Americans to have health insurance in 2014. Visit HealthCare.gov to explore health insurance options and select the best choice for yourself and your family.
- Open enrollment continues through March 31, 2014
- If you already have Montana Medicaid or HMK coverage, no action is needed. Your existing coverage will continue, and when your case is up for renewal, your case worker will inform you of any changes.
- To apply for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, go to www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.