KidsCare is a state-sponsored Children's Health Insurance Program for the children who live with low-income families but do not qualify for Medicaid or employer-based health coverage. The subsidized program provides insurance coverage for Arizona children who are 18 years old or younger.
To be eligible for the KidsCare program, the family of the child, who is 18 years old or younger, should fall below 200% of FPL. The child must reside in Arizona and be a U.S. Citizen or a qualified eligible immigrant. The immigration status of the child is not dependent on the status of the parents. Your child should not have any health insurance for the last three months at the time of the application. The child cannot be currently covered by other health insurance and must be a member of a family that meets the income guidelines set forth by KidsCare. Income levels are based on the size of the family and the household income received before any taxes or other deductions. Refer to the income guidelines to see if your family qualifies.
Parents also qualify for health coverage after they meet the income requirements of 200% of FPL.
Contact KidsCare for more information about waiting periods if you are currently insured or have had other medical insurance recently.
Covered Services and Benefits
KidsCare covers the following medically necessary services:
Health Plan Options
Each health plan provides the same quality services, but each may work with different doctors, dentists, and hospitals. Generally, health Plans vary depending on where you live in Arizona. There are various health plans in every county.
Premium Payments, Co-Payments and Coinsurance
Premiums are determined by the income level and the number of children in the family. Premiums for one child start at $10 per month and can go up to $25 per month. For a family with more than one child premiums will not exceed $35 per month. Co-payments will vary, mostly depending on your county and the health plan selection. Generic prescriptions are $0 to $4 and office visits range from $0 to $5.
If children and parents are enrolled, premiums are charged as a family based on the number of people in the household and the monthly income..
Program Length, Enrollment and Renewal
Enrollment in Kids Care will renew annually as long as you continue to qualify under the eligibility and income requirements and pay the monthly premiums.
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