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Get an application
Applications are available online, by mail or by visiting your local Division of Family Resources (DFR) office. Call 1-877-GET-HIP-9 to find more information about the application process or to find your local DFR office.
Send in the application with all required information.
Applications are processed within 45 business days once all required information is received. For questions about what to include in your application, call 1-877-GET-HIP-9.
After your application is processed, you will receive a letter by mail telling you if you qualify for the program.
Once you are approved for HIP, you will be assigned to the health plan you chose on your application. Click here for a comparison of the available health plans. If you do not choose a health plan, one will be selected for you.
If you are approved for HIP, your health plan will mail you a welcome packet.
All HIP members will receive an invoice for their POWER account contribution. HIP POWER account contributions must be paid by the due date stated on the invoice to become enrolled in HIP Plus.
If you selected a health plan on your application, you will also receive an invoice for a Fast Track payment while your application is being processed. Making a Fast Track payment can expedite your enrollment in HIP Plus. To find out more about Fast Track payments, click here.
Lower income members who choose not to make POWER account contributions will be enrolled in HIP Basic. Those with incomes above the federal poverty level who do not make their POWER account contributions by the due date will not be enrolled and would have to reapply.
Get HIP benefits
Coverage for HIP Plus members begins in the month when their first POWER account contributions or Fast Track payments are received and processed. HIP Basic coverage begins the first of the month after the invoice payment period.
All HIP members will receive a letter informing them when coverage starts and how to get the most out of their HIP benefits.
Need help? Use this link to find a certified navigator in your area who can help you.
HIP for Inmates click here.