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How Do You Pay for AIM?

The total cost is 1.5% of your adjusted annual household income after applying income deductions. You don’t have to pay this all at once. The AIM Program will divide the total cost into 12 monthly installments for you.

Once you are accepted into the AIM Program, you will receive billing statements from the AIM Program. You are responsible for making your monthly payments even if you do not receive our monthly bill. Payments must be received by the 1st of each month.

Mail your payments to:

AIM Program
P.O. Box 15207
Sacramento, CA 95851-0207

Or, you may choose to pay your 1.5% cost in one single payment with your application. A $50 discount will be given if you send your full 1.5% cost with your application.

Remember, this cost covers you through the last day of the month in which the 60th day following the end of the pregnancy occurs.

Please remember that it is very important that you do not fall behind on your payments. This could negatively affect your credit rating. If you do not pay your total cost on time, reminder notices will be sent to you. You will be reported to a credit reporting agency if you are more than 90 days late. This may impact your ability to receive credit in the future when buying a car or home or when applying for a credit card. If accounts are paid in full later, the credit reporting agency's records will be updated.

It is against state regulations for any health care provider or any government entity to pay the cost for you. However, a federally recognized California Indian Tribal Government may make required subscriber contributions on behalf of a member of the tribe.

You must pay for AIM even if you cancel your AIM coverage

It is your responsibility to pay your full 1.5% cost even if you cancel AIM for yourself on or after the first day your coverage begins. This also applies if you have complications with your pregnancy; or your pregnancy ends on or after your first day of coverage; or you choose not to use the services offered to you by the Program.

However, if your pregnancy ends within the first trimester and the AIM Program receives documentation, your subscriber contribution amount may be reduced to 1/3 of the original cost. You need to notify the AIM Program within 30 days after the end of your pregnancy. You may use the Early End of Pregnancy Form or you may use a different form as long as it contains the same information. The AIM Program will notify you if your cost has been reduced and will refund any overpayments.

The 1.5% cost you pay is a small portion of the amount the State pays your health coverage. In fact, the State pays the health plan in advance for your health care at the time you are enrolled into the AIM Program.