If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – known in Florida as Kidcare – which provides low-cost health insurance in families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.
Enrollment in Kidcare is year-round. Enroll this summer and your children can get the physicals and immunizations they need before school starts in August.
Most families pay $15 – $20 in monthly premiums for health coverage, which includes doctor visits, immunizations, prescriptions, emergencies, hospitalizations, as well as dental and vision care.
There are more than 2.4 million children covered by Florida Kidcare. But there are still more than 172,000 children estimated to be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage in Florida who still not enrolled.
The Florida Kidcare tagline is “Kids Oughta Be Covered.” So what are you waiting for? Enrolling is easy: You can apply by visitingor call 1-888-540-5437.
EFOF’s licensed healthcare navigators can also help you enroll through the healthcare insurance marketplace. Our free assistance is statewide with offices in South Florida – Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade County – as well as Pensacola, Jacksonville, and the Gainesville-Ocala area. Call 1-877-553-7453 for an appointment.
Passage of the Affordable Care Act helped reduce the number of uninsured children in Florida. From 2013 to 2015, the number of children with health insurance coverage increased by more than 234,000. During that same period, Florida experienced the nation’s second largest reduction in the uninsured rate, dropping from 11.1% to 6.9%.
Learn more about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) under the Affordable Care Act:https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/childrens-health-insurance-program
Learn more about Florida Kidcare at: www.kidcare.org