Alabama ALL Kids Program
CMS has approved an extension which will allow ALL Kids to extend its ability to waive the 90 day waiting period to December 31, 2011 rather than the original date of September 30, 2011.
ALL Kids is the Children's health insurance Program offered by the Alabama Department of Public Health for children under age 19. ALL Kids is designed for kids whose family earnings are too high to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to purchase individual health insurance.
The ALL Kids Program and the health care benefits administered through ALL Kids are available to Alabama residents under the age of 19 who are either U.S. citizens or qualified immigrants. To be an eligible recipient of benefits under this state health insurance program the beneficiary may not be eligible for Medicaid benefits nor covered under any other medical insurance policy. Dependents of state employees are not eligible for coverage under the ALL Kids health plan. To qualify for ALL Kids plans, your family income should range between 101-200% of Federal Poverty level.
In most cases, there is a 3 month waiting period for children of families who have voluntarily cancelled previous health insurance coverage.
Covered Services and Benefits
Alabama ALL Kids includes benefits for:
- Annual Check Ups
- Doctor Office Visits
- Emergency Care
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Vision Care
- Dental Care
- Mental Health Care
- And more
Health Insurance Plan Options
ALL Kids is administered by the Alabama Department of Public Health with benefits being provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. This health plan option is available to all children that are eligible to participate.
Premium Payments, Co-Payments and Coinsurance
Premiums are based on the family size and income and may range from $50 to $100 per child, per year. Families with more than three children will only be required to pay premiums for the first three children. There are no co-payments for preventive services such as regular check-ups, immunizations, dental cleanings and vision exams. Minimal co-pays may be required for all other medical treatment provided.
Program Length, Enrollment and Renewal
The Alabama ALL Kids state health insurance program offers 12 months of continuous coverage. Renewal forms and premium payment notices will be sent out before the end of the coverage period to avoid lapsing of the plan. Children already enrolled in the program will have their benefits renewed if eligibility requirements are met.
Alabama ALL Kids Contact Information
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104