Webinar Series: Connecting Families to Coverage

Florida MIECHV will sponsor a three-part series to help home visitors and other providers help families obtain health insurance coverage and stay healthy:


February 27, 2015 – 10:00 to 11:30 AM ESThealth care coverage

Text4baby is the nation’s only FREE mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text4baby provides pregnant women and moms of babies under one with three free text messages per week containing expert health tips and safety information timed to their due date or baby’s birth date. Currently, the messages disseminated to subscribers in the state of Florida have been customized to include Florida specific resources, including but not limited to: the Access Florida Hotline, Florida WIC and a link to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) provider search. During the webinar you will learn how the promotion of Text4baby will aid in your goals to promote access to coverage, immunizations and well child visits. Manny Fermin, President of the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions and CEO for the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami –Dade (HSCMD), will share how the HSCMD has implemented techniques, which have become best practices to promote the Text4baby program.

Florida KidCare

March 13, 2015 – 10:00 to 11:30 AM EST

Learn how families can enroll their children in free or low cost coverage with no deductibles and low co-pays. KidCare updates will be provided that affect new and currently enrolled children, so even if you are familiar with Florida KidCare, tune in for accurate information you can provide for the families you serve.

Exploring Family Healthcare Coverage Options

March 27, 2015 – 10:00 to 11:30 AM EST

Learn about opportunities available for adults through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Research shows that children are far more likely to get and stay enrolled in healthcare coverage if their parents are covered. Even though open enrollment is over for 2015, many families will qualify for special enrollment periods throughout the year. Learn how 1.6 million Floridians are gaining coverage, and getting help paying for it!

To register for this webinar series, contact Katie Hood.