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Medicaid, SCHIP, & Federal Authority

  • Section 1115/Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA) Waiver – On November 2, 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Nevada’s Title XXI State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Section 1115/HIFA Waiver program.  This demonstration provides health care coverage to pregnant women with family incomes above 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) up to and including 185 percent of the FPL.  Parents, caretaker relatives, and legal guardians with family incomes below 200 percent of the FPL can receive coverage through employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) premium assistance.