Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
This is an insurance program that provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to buy private insurance. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women.
Florida KidCare is the State of Florida’s children’s health insurance program for uninsured children who meet income and eligibility requirements. The 1998 Legislature created Florida KidCare in response to the passage of Title XXI of the Social Security Act in 1997. Florida KidCare provides health insurance to children in families with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Three state agencies and the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, a non-profit organization, form the Florida KidCare partnership. MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and Title XXI Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan compose the Title XXI Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP is not an entitlement program and the families pay a monthly family premium of $15 or $20 depending on the family’s income. Florida KidCare also includes Medicaid for children.
Visit www.floridakidcare.org or call 1-888-540-5437 for more information.