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.
By January 31, 2016, families enrolled in one of the Florida KidCare Programs (Healthy Kids, MediKids, Children's Medical Services and/or Medicaid), should have received a tax form called a 1095B during 2015. This form will list each child who had coverage and the months the child was insured.
Families that receive the form will not need to do anything with the form. However, the form will include information that will be needed when filing federal taxes.
This 1095B form lets the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) know whether your child(ren) had health care coverage from Florida KidCare during 2015.
As a reminder, the Affordable Care Act requires most Americans to have health insurance with a very good benefits package. This kind of insurance is called “minimum essential coverage.” Florida KidCare is considered minimum essential coverage.
A family with individuals who have not had “minimum essential coverage” health insurance for at least 10 months in a calendar year may owe a tax penalty. In general, the payment amount of this penalty is either a percentage of your income or a flat dollar amount, whichever is greater.
Families who have questions should visit www.irs.gov/aca.
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