The State of Utah and the Federal Government both offer several programs to provide alternative health insurance plans to Utah residents. These plans help cover individuals and families who are unable to obtain other coverage.
Medicare is federal health insurance for U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for at least five continuous years and are age 65 and older. Those younger than age 65 may qualify if they have a disability or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD—permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant).
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP is a state health insurance plan for children. Depending on income and family size, working Utah families who do not have other health insurance may qualify for CHIP.
Utah’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool (HIPUtah) provides health coverage for people with serious medical conditions and serves as the state’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act alternative.
This program is a temporary, federally subsidized health insurance program that provides coverage to uninsured individuals with pre-existing conditions.
Health Coverage Tax Credit
This program is administered by the IRS and may pay up to 72.5% of health care premiums for eligible individuals. Call 877-529-5578.
Utah's Premium Partnership (UPP)
UPP is a state-run program that helps working individuals and families by helping them pay premiums for their work-provided health plan.
Medicaid is state health insurance for United States’ citizens or permanent residents with lower incomes. The elderly, disabled, and some families and children may also qualify.