Healthy Kids Press Contact,
Ashley Carr, Chief Marketing Officer,
(850) 701-6160, [email protected].
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – To help Florida families interested in applying for Florida KidCare, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC) has recently debuted a free online eligibility calculator. This new tool utilizes two key pieces of information – family size and annual household income – to estimate a family’s monthly premium payment for Florida KidCare coverage. Florida KidCare offers quality, affordable health and dental insurance to kids from birth through the end of age 18 and encompasses the following four insurance programs: Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children's Medical Services Managed Care Plan.
FHKC estimates more than 257,000 Florida children are currently without insurance coverage and nearly half of those children qualify for free or low-cost coverage ($15 or $20/month) through Florida KidCare. Enrollment is open year-round, and the application process is completely free for Florida families. An estimated 62% of children in Florida are covered through Florida KidCare.
The following example shows the start screen and then results for a family of two making $30,000 a year:
Access the eligibility calculator here.
For more information about Florida KidCare, visit www.floridakidcare.org, and for more information about the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, visit www.healthykids.org.
About the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation
The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is a nonprofit, public-private partnership created by the Florida Legislature to expand access to affordable, child-centered health insurance. The Corporation administers Florida Healthy Kids (healthykids.org), a comprehensive health and dental insurance program for Florida children from age 5 through the end of age 18. The Corporation also provides marketing, customer services and administrative services for Florida KidCare.