Nevada Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP)
The mission of the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) is to enroll as many eligible individuals and families as possible. HIPP is a cost-savings program that identifies Medicaid recipients who have access to group health insurance available through an employer. State of Nevada and taxpayer dollars are saved by purchasing health insurance available to Medicaid recipients, because high costs are deferred to the private insurance. The program assists eligible recipients in paying private insurance premiums they otherwise may not be able to afford when it is determined to be cost-effective. It also benefits the recipients because they have more doctors to choose from and other medical services may be covered through private insurance that are not covered by Medicaid.