MIAMI (CBSMiami) Your children may be eligible for health insurance though Florida KidCare – a program that offers affordable, high quality health insurance for uninsured children.
With Florida KidCare coverage, students will have access to both preventive and emergency care. Benefits include doctor’s visits, hearing and vision screenings, dental checkups, immunizations, surgeries, and trips to the emergency room.
Families receive these benefits under one of the program’s four components: MediKids, Children’s Medical Services Network, Healthy Kids and Medicaid.
Here’s the best part: the price for a child’s healthcare can be as little as a trip to the movies. The majority of families who enroll in Florida KidCare pay a monthly premium of $15 – $20, but most pay nothing at all.
There is a full-pay option for families with children ages 1 through 18 who do not qualify for subsidized coverage. Eligibility is based on household income and family size; many non-citizens are eligible.
The easiest way to apply is to fill out an online application (www.floridakidcare.org) or you can complete a paper application and mail to Florida KidCare.
Once you have submitted your information, you will be notified of your child’s acceptance into the program.
For more questions, please call Florida KidCare at 1( 888) 540-5437.