Getting the Message Out and Getting Children In! Miami-Dade County Public Schools Florida Covering Kids & Families College of Public Health USF-The Chiles Center
Boots on the Ground School-Based Pilot Project Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Consequences of Being Uninsured • Parents may forego or delay medical care or prescription medicines for their children. • Children who are not insured all year are much less likely to receive any medical care. • Parents keep their kids out of athletics because they cannot afford medical bills for their children’s sports-related injuries. • Uninsured children in the United States are less likely to have a “medical home.”
Florida KidCare - four programs Medicaid MediKids FL HealthyKids CMSN Florida KidCare
Florida KidCare is Florida's own Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP). • Florida KidCare is an "umbrella" program, combining the best of public and private insurance into one affordable and comprehensive insurance program for children. • There is ONE family friendly application! • If a child was previously enrolled in Florida KidCare, parents may not need to complete a new application. They can call 1-800-821-5437 for additional information. What is Florida KidCare?
Statewide health insurance program for children from birth through age 18. • 12-month continuous coverage for birth through age 18. • Low-cost or free children’s health care coverage. • A single application for all programs • English, Spanish, and Creole.
MediKids Full Pay >200% Florida Healthy Kids Full Pay > 200% 200% 185% MediKids(AHCA) Florida Healthy Kids (Title XXI Administration/Enrollment, 3rd Party Administrator Contract) 133% Federal Poverty Level 100% Medicaid for Children(DCF, Eligibility; AHCA, Program Administration) Ages 0 to 1 Ages1 through 4 Age 5 Ages 6 through 18 Medicaid: CMS Network Title XIX and Title XXI (Dept. of Health) Title XIX-Funded Title XXI-Funded Financial Eligibility
BOOTS ON THE GROUND SCHOOL ACTION PLAN CHECKLIST • 1. _______ Designate school liaison by February 17, 2011 • 2. _______ Direct liaison to create opportunities for parents to learn about and enroll in Florida KidCare. • 3. _______ Have computers available for parents to use for application enrollment and renewal. • 4. _______ Place a link to Florida KidCare on School website: www.floridakidcare.org • 5. _______ Request and display posters in visible areas. • 6. _______ Request and place fliers in front office, Parent Resource Center, health clinic, and student services area. • 7. _______ Add Florida KidCare to EESAC Agenda to discuss ways to increase awareness. • 8. _______ Ask PTA and Health Connect teams to partner in this effort. • 9. _______ Request KidCare presence at school/community events.
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For More Information • Contact the Parent Academy • (305) 995-2680 Informational Web Sites • www.floridakidcare.org • www.healthkids.org • www.coveringkids.org • www.insurekidsnow.org