The Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is uniquely designed to help the uninsured and/or low-income pay for a standard Kaiser Permanente for Individuals and Families (KPIF) plan. The program will subsidize the full monthly premium for up to 12 months, with the potential to renew for an additional 12 months, at the discretion of Kaiser Permanente.

Coverage includes preventive services, hospitalization, comprehensive pharmacy, and more.

When's the next enrollment session?

The open enrollment period for coverage in 2020 runs from November 1, 2020 until December 15, 2020. Interested artists should plan to attend an enrollment event to complete necessary paperwork. You must meet all program requirements in order to register and enroll (see full list below).


Upcoming enrollment event dates: 

How do I know if I qualify?

You must meet the eligibility requirements for both C4 Atlanta and Kaiser Permanente.

C4 Atlanta Requirements for All Applicants:
  • To be a professional in the arts
  • Be a current individual member of C4 Atlanta
  • Have completed one of the following classes:
    • Ignite, an entrepreneurship training seminar for artists
    • AIM Atlanta, marketing workshop for artists
    • Website Bootcamp, website building workshop for artists
    • Hatch, 4-month training intensive for artists who wish to work with community

C4 Atlanta programs are designed to serve professionals in the arts. Applicants who are not professionals in the arts, or those that do not meet all program requirements will be denied. Applicants may be asked to show proof of their work history within the arts. C4 Atlanta is not an insurance provider, but partners with Kaiser Permanente who is providing coverage.

Kaiser Permanente Requirements for All Applicants:
  • All applicants, and applying dependents, must live in Kaiser Permanente’s metro Atlanta 20-county** service area.
  • The applicant and all applying dependents cannot be eligible for financial assistance through the Georgia Health Insurance Exchange; cannot be eligible for public programs such as Medicaid, Peach Care for Kids, or Medicare; and cannot have access to an affordable job-based health plan (plans exceeding 9.86% of the employee’s household income are considered not affordable).
  • The applicant must be age 64 or younger, and all child dependents must be younger than 26.
  • The applicant or applying dependent(s) cannot have been previously enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program.
  • The annual household income for the applicant must be less than the current income guidelines for 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). See chart below for income household income threshold based on number of dependents.
Family Size Monthly Gross Income Annual Gross Income
1 $1,063 $12,760
2 $1,437 $17,240
3 $1,810 $21,720
4 $2,183 $26,200
5 $2,557 $30,680
6 $2,930 $35,160
7 $3,303 $39,640
8 $3,677 $44,120


**Bartow, Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Paulding, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties.

You don’t need to be U.S. citizens to qualify for the Bridge Program.

Additional Guidelines

Due to COVID-19 we are awaiting 2021 KP Bridge program materials, which may include changes in requirements.

If you have a specific question or concern, please reach out to us at actionteam@c4atlanta.org