The Florida KidCare state children's health insurance program has four partner agencies. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which part your child may qualify for based on age and family income:
- The Agency for Health Care Administration administers Medicaid services and the MediKids program for children ages 1 through 4. The Agency also works with the federal government to make sure the Florida KidCare program follows all federal laws and rules.
- The Department of Children and Families determines eligibility for the Medicaid program and administers the Behavioral Health Network for children ages 5 through 18 with serious emotional disturbances.
- The Department of Health administers the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Network for children with special health care needs from birth through age 18 with family income up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
- The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation administers the Florida Healthy Kids program for children ages 5 through 18. The corporation also determines eligibility for the non-Medicaid parts of the program, collects monthly premiums, and manages the customer service call center.