Connecting Kids to Coverage

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Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment

The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Connecting Kids to Coverage program has been serving families in Genesee County since 2016, providing free one-on-one healthcare enrollment assistance into Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Flint Healthcare Coverage. GFHC’s Connecting Kids to Coverage team knows how important health insurance is to families and our Outreach and Enrollment Team is here to serve you and ensure all Genesee County Families have access to affordable healthcare.

  • Need help signing up for Medicaid for you or your family?
  • Have questions about your current health care plan?
  • Have you recently lost coverage?
  • Need help with your yearly health care coverage renewal?

You and your family may be eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage, and we are here to help. Contact an Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator to get your questions answered and get you and your family covered.

Call or Text 810-853-6458 or email coverage@flint.org for assistance and to get your family covered.


About the Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded an initial three-year Cooperative Agreement to the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) in an effort to support eligible children in the Greater Flint area enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to help connect children to available services. This award was in response to the public health emergency resulting from lead exposure related to the Flint water system.

As a result of this award, the GFHC launched the Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Program to support and coordinate Medicaid and CHIP outreach and enrollment efforts in Flint, Michigan. This effort not only includes children, but also addresses access to care services for pregnant women impacted by the Flint water system.

In 2019, the Greater Flint Health Coalition received a second three-year Cooperative Agreement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to further expand the Connecting Kids to Coverage Program across all of Genesee County to better serve residents with free enrollment and renewal assistance into Medicaid, CHIP, and Flint Healthcare Coverage.

With the help and support of partner organizations, GFHC leads strategies to improve and promote utilization and retention of expanded Medicaid benefits. Strategies include the engagement of disconnected youth, families with incomes between the 200-400% federal poverty level, school-age children and families for whom English is a second language, just to name a few. Various methods, including a coordinated service referral and delivery plan are utilized to further engage the community.

This award is part of activities authorized by bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act legislation. Such funding supports national activities aimed at identifying children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP and helping their families enroll and renew their coverage. These efforts have helped boost enrollment and have engaged a range of partners take steps to make outreach and enrollment a routine effort.

For more information on national Connecting Kids to Coverage efforts, please visit: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/