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Florida Covering Kids & Families College of Public Health USF-The Chiles Center

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  1. 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

  2. Boots on the Ground School-Based Pilot Project Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  3. Who Is Uninsured?

  4. Uninsured Children: A National Problem

  5. Uninsured Floridian Children

  6. Health Implications for Uninsured

  7. 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.”

  8. Benefits to Your School

  9. Myth Busters – Uninsured Children

  10. Florida KidCare - four programs Medicaid MediKids FL HealthyKids CMSN Florida KidCare

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Florida Healthy Kids

  15. Florida Healthy Kids Benefits

  16. Children’s Medicaid

  17. Children’s Medical Services - CMS

  18. MediKids

  19. 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.

  20. Communicating with Families

  21. Bookmark the website for quicker access to the application Don’t forget to review these materials!

  22. Upon Completion

  23. Monthly Premium Payments

  24. Renewal Process

  25. 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