What We Do
Florida Covering Kids & Families actively works to provide education, training, and enrollment assistance to help individuals obtain health coverage. We employ three strategies to accomplish this:
Simplify enrollment and renewal processes for the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and Florida KidCare (CHIP) to make them more user-friendly
Coordinate Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and Florida KidCare so families can successfully navigate through the multiple health insurance programs without being overwhelmed by red tape and bureaucracy
Conduct and organize outreach initiatives to identify, enroll, and retain eligible individuals
Approximately 2.5 million Floridians still remain uninsured, including over 280,000 children. Florida Covering Kids & Families targets the hundreds of thousands of children and families eligible for health insurance, but not currently enrolled.
FL-CKF also convenes the Florida Covering Kids & Families Statewide Coalition, a group with broad representation from Florida's agencies, organizations, key leaders from child advocacy groups, child care organizations, provider groups, private health plans, private coverage programs for low-income children, the business community, minority organizations, and numerous state agencies. The Coalition meets bi-annually in Tampa at the University of South Florida's Chiles Center. Priorities of the Coalition include: access to and enrollment in affordable health care coverage, maintenance of high level communication channels, and a focus on disparities within communities and how those local communities will approach the various population groups that need to be reached with messages about access and enrollment into affordable health care coverage.