What Is "PeachCare for Kids"?


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According to Peachcare.org, Peachcare for Kids is an insurance option for families experiencing economic hardship. The cost of the insurance is free or offered at an affordable low rate. The children are uninsured and live in the State of Georgia.

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What Is "PeachCare for Kids"?
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Peachcare.org states that in order to be eligible for insurance coverage, the applicant must be a citizen of the United States. Certain legal residents or refugees who reside in Georgia may also be eligible. The applicant must be 18 years of age or younger. Applicants are eligible for coverage up to their 19th birthday. Applicants must be uninsured. Financially, the household cannot have an income greater than 247 percent of the poverty level.

Ineligible applicants are those who are be eligible for Medicaid. In this case, Peachcare forwards the application to Medicaid for assessment and enrollment, according to Peachcare.org.

The rate for this insurance is $0 for kids under 6 years of age. The monthly premium ranges from $0 to $35 for a single child. If two or more children reside in the same home, the maximum premium per month will not exceed $70. Upon completion of the Peachcare for Kids application, the monthly premium rate becomes available, according to Peachcare.org.

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