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The CHIP notice informs benefits-eligible employees that their state's CHIP or Medicaid program may offer premium assistance to help them pay for group health coverage at work. Many states offer some form of premium assistance to residents based on their family income.

The DOL’s model notice (see link below), which employers may use for this disclosure, is updated periodically to reflect changes in the states that offer premium assistance subsidies.

The DOL’s model Employer CHIP Notice includes information current as of Jan. 31, 2020.

Employers could also choose to prepare their own notices, or modify the model notice. Employers should be sure to include at least the minimum relevant state contact information for any employee residing in a state with premium assistance.