Florida Healthy Kids Renewal Process - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I complete the Renewal Request Form?
  2. How will I determine if I'm no longer eligible for Florida Healthy Kids & KidCare if my employer provides health insurance?
  3. How can I tell if my insurance cost is less than 5%?
  4. When the renewal request forms ask, "Could this child be covered under a health insurance plan offered by the employer of either Parent 1 or Parent 2?" what does it mean?
  5. What documents are needed if my family has earned income?
  6. What if someone in my family is self employed?
  7. What if someone in my family has unearned income?
  8. What if someone in my family has income from child support?
  9. What if someone in my family has income from Social Security Benefits (including SSI and Death Benefits)?
  10. What if someone in my family has Unemployment benefits?
  11. What if someone in my family has Workers Compensation?
  12. What if someone in my family has annuity, pension, retirement or disability income?
  13. What if someone in my family has no income?

How do I complete the Renewal Request Form?

Once you receive the renewal request form, it will have complete instructions above each section of the form on how to complete that section. These instructions will tell you what documents to send. If you have any questions please contact our toll-free customer service department at 1-800-821-5437 for assistance. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern).

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How will I determine if I'm no longer eligible for Florida Healthy Kids & KidCare if my employer provides health insurance?

If your employer offers coverage for your child and the cost of that coverage is more than 5 percent of a family's monthly household income before taxes, then the family may still be eligible for Florida Healthy Kids & KidCare. The renewal form will ask you if your employer offers coverage for your child and if so, how much would it cost.

For Healthy Kids families, if the cost is 5 percent or less of your monthly household income, then you may still be able to continue your Healthy Kids insurance at a different premium rate.

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How can I tell if my insurance cost is less than 5%?

To determine this figure, you will need two things, your monthly income before taxes and the monthly cost to insure your children through your employer's coverage. Begin by multiplying your monthly income before taxes by 5%. If the figure is less than the monthly cost to insure your children through your employer, then you will continue to qualify for the reduced rate as long as all other eligibility criteria are met.

Example 1:
Monthly Income before Taxes: $2,000.00
5% of Monthly Income: $100.00
Monthly Cost to Add Child to Employer-Based Coverage: $125.00
Can child remain enrolled at $15/$20 per family per month?
YES.

Example 2:
Monthly Income before Taxes: $1,500.00
5% of Monthly Income: $75.00
Monthly Cost to Add Child to Employer-Based Coverage: $50.00
Can child remain enrolled at $15/$20 per family per month?
NO. If the child meets the other eligibility requirements for Healthy Kids, the child may enroll in Healthy Kids at the full pay price.

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When the renewal request forms ask, "Could this child be covered under a health insurance plan offered by the employer of either Parent 1 or Parent 2?" what does it mean?

This means that you could enroll your child through your employer's health insurance plan.

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