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Most parents would do anything to make their children happy and secure their future, but that is not always possible with simple monthly savings plans, which may not be enough to cover the ever-growing education and medical costs. In this regard, child insurance programs may come in handy.
Kids insurance, or children’s insurance, includes many of the perks covered by adult insurance packages, with the main focus on the health and well-being of a child. The most popular kid insurance programs in the U.S. are Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The coverage depends on the type of insurance. Medicaid, for example, is available for low-income families (to apply for Medicaid, you have to contact your state Medicaid agency or fill out an application through the Health Insurance Marketplace), whereas CHIP coverage provides low-cost health services for families that earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid.
Each state offers both Medicaid and Chip coverage, but CHIP benefits are different in different states, except for some mandatory services, such as immunization, routine check-ups, dentist visits, hospital care, prescriptions, and more. Click here to find the fullest information on the Medicaid and CHIP services in your state.
Although there’s no way to estimate the exact price of child insurance without knowing the amount of coverage, the payment schedule, and other details, it is safe to say that the younger the child, the cheaper it will be to insure him or her. For example, an average monthly premium on whole life insurance is about $45 for an infant, $71 for the age of 15, and $127 for the age of 30.