On August 5, 2019, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced the launch of a new Medicaid program to help employed Medicaid beneficiaries transition from Medicaid to employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) benefits while still retaining access to Medicaid wraparound services. The Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment (KI-HIPP) program will pay the employee share of premium costs for beneficiaries eligible to enroll in their ESI plan. The Medicaid individual/family will not be responsible for paying the ESI copayment and deductible amount if they see an in-ESI network and/or Medicaid provider organizations. KI . . .