Right from the Start Medicaid and Peach Care for Kids are two public health insurance programs for kids 0-19. Right from the Start Medicaid is a no-cost program. PeachCare for Kids can be no-cost, or may require a small monthly premium ($0-$35, with a maximum of $70 for two or more children). Premiums for PeachCare for kids depend on your income and household size.
Children under age 19 with household income up to $47,700 per year (for a family of four) may qualify for Right from the Start Medicaid or a household income of $58,932 (for a family of four) for PeachCare. It’s best to contact an enrollment assistance partner who can walk you through the process.
Whether you work or not, your kids may be eligible. Many jobs don’t offer health insurance or it’s too expensive to cover your children.
Parents, grandparents and legal guardians can apply on behalf of their children.
Kids and teens should stay enrolled as long as they qualify. You do need to renew their coverage every year, however. Make sure your enrollment assistance partner knows how to reach you.
Make the smart choice now: Contact an enrollment assistance partner to ask about your family’s eligibility.