Volume 1 Number 52
December 27, 2004



Healthy Kids and KidCare open enrollment begins with the new year and continues through the month of January. Children will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis based on the date when the application is received.

Starting December 30, 2004, Florida KidCare application forms will be available by calling toll-free 1-888-540-5437or online at www.healthykids.org or www.floridakidcare.org. Applications will also be available at local Department of Children and Families and health department offices.

Florida's child health insurance program, KidCare covers uninsured children from birth through age 18. Four different programs are included: Healthy Kids, MediKids, Children's Medical Services Network and Children's Medicaid. When you apply for insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your children may be eligible for based on age and family income. Many non-citizen children are eligible.

Changes to the Florida KidCare state law now require families to attach proof of income with your Florida KidCare application. Your application is not complete without these documents. Please send copies do not send original documents.
New enrollee applications are accepted for MediKids, Healthy Kids and the CMS Network only during open enrollment periods. Applications for Children's Medicaid are accepted anytime and if eligible your children will receive Medicaid benefits right away.
Applications may be returned by in person or by delivery service to
661 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL, 32311; by U.S. Postal Service to P.O. Box 980, Tallahassee, FL 32302 or by fax to 850-681-2131.

Scanned applications and required documents also will be accepted by e-mail at: healthykids.apply@healthykids.org.

The skyline for December is downtown Gainesville, featuring the Hippodrome Theater, originally the post office.