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Enrolling in Florida Medicaid or Florida Kidcare

Millions of Americans, including certain low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, benefit from Florida Medicaid and Florida KidCare (also known as CHIP).

Enrollment eligibility for either program is based on the household income and family size. All plans include comprehensive coverage, such as:

Even if your income does not qualify you for Medicaid, you should still contact a Marketplace Navigator to see if you qualify for a plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you have children, are pregnant, or have a disability, you may be eligible for additional services. There are no Open Enrollment Periods for Florida Medicaid or Florida KidCare, so you can apply at any time of year.

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Florida Medicaid Eligibility

To qualify for Florida Medicaid, you must be a Florida resident, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien in need of health care/insurance assistance, and your financial position must be classified as low or very low income. You must also be a member of one of the following groups:

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older

Florida KidCare Eligibility

Florida KidCare provides health insurance to children in families with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. To qualify for premium assistance, also known as subsidized coverage, a child must:

  • Be under age 19
  • Be uninsured when Florida KidCare coverage begins
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen
  • Not be eligible for fully-subsidized Medicaid
  • Not be in a public institution

Using your Florida Medicaid or Florida KidCare coverage

If you’re enrolled in a health plan through Florida Medicaid or Florida KidCare, contact the member services phone number on your eligibility letter or the back of your enrollment card. This information should also be on the websites of your health plan.

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