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About MRMIB

About MRMIB

The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board was created in 1990 with the charge of advising the Governor and the Legislature on strategies for reducing the number of uninsured persons in the state. The Board is dedicated to improving the health of California by increasing access to affordable, comprehensive and quality health care coverage.

Board Members

Volunteers appointed by the Governor and the Legislature comprise the membership of the independent Board. Members serve four-year terms of office. The Board meets in public session, usually on the third Wednesday of each month.

Board Staff

The Board is supported in program operation by a staff of approximately 100 employees who provide oversight on all aspects of program operation and have specific expertise in the area of health insurance products.

Programs Operated by the Board

The Board oversees operation of four programs that serve lower income and high health risk individuals. They are:

  • The Healthy Families Program

  • The largest of MRMIBís programs, Healthy Families serves children of low-income families through age 18, providing medical, dental and vision benefits in all 58 of the stateís counties.

  • Access for Infants and Mothers

  • AIM serves the specialized audience of middle-income pregnant women and their new-born infants. Eligibility begins no later than the 30th week of pregnancy and ends at delivery for the mother and 60 days post-partum for the child.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

  • PCIP is a federally funded program operated by the state of California that provides medical coverage to persons with pre-existing health conditions who cannot obtain health insurance or affordable coverage options in the individual commercial market.

  • Major Risk Medical Insurance Program

  • MRMIP is a state-funded program that provides medical coverage to persons with pre-existing health conditions who cannot obtain health insurance or affordable coverage options in the individual commercial market.


  • County Children's Health Initiative Program (C-CHIP) was established by Chapter 648, Statues of 2001 (AB 495) which created the Children's Health Initiative Matching (CHIM) Fund in the State Treasury administered by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB). The fund allows for the intergovernmental transfer of local funds used for local County Children's Health Initiatives (CHIs) purposes to draw down federal financial participation (FFP) matching funds for SCHIP eligible children. For detailed information regarding C-CHIP, call Larry Lucero at (916) 322-4992 or by e-mail: llucero@mrmib.ca.gov

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