Many families pay only $15 or $20 a month for Florida KidCare coverage, but most pay nothing at all.
Full-pay options are also available for those who don’t qualify for subsidized coverage.
A 1095B tax form (see above), which lets the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) know whether your child(ren) had health care coverage from Florida KidCare, was previously mailed to families enrolled in one of the Florida KidCare programs (Healthy Kids, MediKids, Children's Medical Services and/or Medicaid). This tax form lists each child who had coverage and the months the child was insured.
There is no longer a requirement to mail a 1095B tax form to Florida KidCare families.
Starting with the 2020 calendar year, Florida KidCare families were not mailed a printed 1095B tax form. This information is still required to be reported to the IRS on any individual who qualifies for health care coverage under the Florida KidCare program.
If anyone in your household was enrolled in a Florida KidCare program in any part of the previous calendar year, then the IRS was sent their health coverage information. There is no action needed on the part of a parent and the form is not required to file your federal taxes.
However, a copy of the 1095B tax form can be provided to a parent upon request. If you would like a copy of this form for any tax year, please call Florida KidCare at 1-888-540-KIDS (5437) Monday – Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The following information will need to be included by the requestor in order to process the tax form request. Be prepared to confirm this information when you call:
As a reminder, the Affordable Care Act requires minimum essential coverage. Florida KidCare is considered minimum essential coverage.
Families who have questions should visit www.irs.gov/aca.
Here are the answers to some questions we’ve already received. If you have any other questions, please call us at 1-888-540-5437.