What We Do
Florida Covering Kids & Families actively works to provide materials and applications to help families get health coverage. Children and families eligible for health insurance coverage are provided information by FL-CKF. We employ three strategies to accomplish this:
Simplify enrollment and renewal processes for Medicaid and CHIP to make them more user-friendly
Coordinate Medicaid and CHIP so families can successfully navigate through the multiple Florida KidCare programs without being overwhelmed by red tape and bureaucracy
Conduct and organize outreach programs to identify, enroll, and retain eligible children
Of the more than 8 million uninsured children in the United States, over 500,000 reside in Florida. Florida Covering Kids & Families targets the hundreds of thousands of state children eligible for health insurance, but currently not 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 Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. Priorities of the Coalition include: access to and enrollment in Florida KidCare, 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 to Florida KidCare.