Published On: Mon, Jun 14th, 2021

Florida KidCare Offers High Quality, Low Cost Heath and Dental Insurance to Children

By: Robert S Weinroth

Florida KidCare is the state’s high quality, low cost health and dental insurance program for children from birth through the end of age 18.

Designed with kids in mind, Florida KidCare ensures children are growing healthy every year with a robust list of benefits. Most families pay $15 or $20 for all children in the household, while others pay nothing at all.

Have a question about Florida KidCare? Call Florida KidCare Call Center: 888.540.KIDS (5437) Monday – Friday 7:30AM to 7:30PM or go onto their website at FloridaKidCare.org or send your questions, via email, to Outreach@HealthyKids.org. Florida KidCare Outreach Phone: 850-701-6160

Coverage for Florida Children

Florida children from birth through the end of age 18 are eligible for coverage. It is free to apply and with year-round enrollment, the time to apply is always now. Begin your family’s application by clicking the pink ‘Apply Now’ button. Then Florida KidCare does the rest. Based on the age of the child, household size, and family income, we automatically match each child with their best fit of the four Florida KidCare programs – Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids, or the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan. It’s that easy! 

Free or Low-Cost

Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income and household size. Most families pay nothing at all, and many pay as little as just $15 or $20 a month for all children in the household. Families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced full-pay plan.

Quality Benefits

Florida KidCare is designed specifically with kids in mind. That’s why our coverage provides your child with access to the services they need at each stage of growth and development. Health and dental services are delivered through quality plans that offer a choice of local doctors, dentists, specialists, hospitals, pharmacies and other health care providers.

Florida KidCare benefits include but are not limited to:

Doctor VisitsSurgeriesCheck-upsImmunizations

Vision & HearingPrescriptionsDental Care

EmergenciesHospital StaysMental Health

Florida KidCare Programs

Florida KidCare is the umbrella brand for the four government-sponsored health insurance programs – Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan – that together provide a seamless continuum of coverage for Florida children from birth through the end of age 18.

Florida KidCare Partners

Four partners make up the Florida KidCare program.

Florida Healthy Kids Corporation | FHKC

Administers the Florida Healthy Kids program for children ages 5 through the end of age 18. The Corporation also determines eligibility for the non-Medicaid parts of the program, collects monthly premiums, and manages the customer service call center.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration | AHCA

Administers Medicaid services and the MediKids program for children ages 1 through 4. The Agency also works with the federal government to make sure the Florida KidCare program follows all federal laws and rules.

Florida Department of Children and Families | DCF

Determines eligibility for the Medicaid program and administers the Behavioral Health Network for children ages 5 through the end of age 18 with serious emotional disturbances.

Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services | DOH

Administers the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan for children with special health care needs from birth through the end of age 18 with a family income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

About the Author

Robert Weinroth - Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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