When It Comes to Our Boca Kids, Private Doesn’t Always Equal “Better”

We live in Boca Raton, the land of private neighborhoods, clubs, resorts and schools. Whatever type of lifestyle you have in Boca, private is usually considered “best.” As a proud card-carrying member of the middle class, my family’s lifestyle choices are mixed. We may not live in a gated community or belong to the Boca Resort, but we do attend private school (and occasionally book a room at the Resort). However when it comes to insuring our kids, I know from personal experience that private insurance somehow having a ‘higher quality of care’ than an option like Florida KidCare is totally false. Read on for some more myth busting while we’re at it!

When it Comes to Insuring Our Kids, Private Doesn't Always Equal Better
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Myth #1: You Can Only See Certain Doctors

Not true! Those who switch their insurance are usually able to keep their local and current pediatrician. Florida KidCare is simply a partnership for insuring our kids. It was created to help match them with high quality, child centered, affordable health insurance coverage and dental offerings.

Myth #2: There’s Only One Time of Year for Enrollment

Nope. Florida KidCare has year-­round enrollment, so the time to apply for is always now. It’s also extremely uncomplicated and low-stress for parents. Simply fill out one free application and Florida KidCare will match you with the right insurance option. It will be based on your children’s ages, household size and family income.

When it Comes to Insuring Our Kids, Private Doesn't Always Equal Better
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography
Myth #3: Only Low-Income Families are Eligible

Florida KidCare offers free and affordable health and dental insurance coverage for children from birth through 18 years of age. There is no application fee. However, Florida families who are not eligible for subsidized coverage may instead purchase insurance at the full-­pay premium rate. It is competitively priced and child-centered.

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Myth #4: The Coverage for Insuring Our Kids is Limited 

All Florida KidCare program benefits include doctor visits, check­ups, hospital stays, surgeries, immunizations, prescriptions, emergencies, vision and hearing, dental, mental health services and more. What else do you need in terms of coverage?

You can apply for Florida KidCare online, speak to a representative at 1-888-540-KIDS (5437) anytime between 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. or connect with an in-person application specialist. The choice is yours!

Apply for Florida KidCare HERE
When it Comes to Insuring Our Kids, Private Doesn't Always Equal Better
Photo by Sweet Memories Photography

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