Notice of Medi-Cal Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP)

If you are eligible for Medi-Cal, you may qualify for the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP).  Under this program, the California Department of Health Services will pay your COBRA premium for you.  To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Have a Medi-Cal share-of-cost of no more than allowed under HIPP provisions; and
  • Have a high cost medical condition for which the average monthly cost is twice the amount of the monthly COBRA premium.

In addition, persons unable to work because of disability due to HIV/AIDS may qualify if they have a total monthly income less than a percentage allowed under HIPP provisions of the poverty level established by the federal government.

To enroll in HIPP or to find out more information and requirements, call  1-800-952-5294.