Florida KidCare: A+ for Quality and Affordability

With a new school year underway, it’s especially important to make sure your kids are healthy and ready for whatever comes their way. That’s why the Florida KidCare program is on a mission to ensure every child in the state has health care coverage.

Research has shown student success is directly tied to school attendance and healthier kids have fewer sick days – which means more time spent learning in the classroom. Good health also means kids are better able to concentrate, retain information and perform well on assignments and tests.

Three middle school students sit together outside.Florida KidCare is the state of Florida’s health insurance program, covering children from birth through age 18. Some families pay as little as $20 a month for Florida KidCare coverage and most pay nothing at all.

This isn’t just bare-bones, scratch-the-surface coverage, either – it’s comprehensive health care coverage that includes

  • Doctor visits;
  • Check-ups and shots;
  • Hospitalizations and surgeries;
  • Prescriptions;
  • Emergencies;
  • Vision and hearing services;
  • Dental care; and
  • Mental health care.

With year-round open enrollment, applying for Florida KidCare is easy. You can apply online at www.FloridaKidCare.org or call 1-888-540-KIDS (5437) to have an application mailed to you. Coverage begins on the first of the month after a child’s eligibility has been determined and the first month’s premium is paid (if one is required).

With Florida KidCare, parents can easily protect their children’s health and a brighter future both inside and outside the classroom.



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