Healthy Families: delivering healthcare to children
is a national mandate that targets those children who may not have access to standard healthcare systems. In 1998, Blue Cross
was awarded participation in the state-driven Healthy Families Program.
Program provides low-cost health insurance for children and teens of low-income families who earn too much to qualify for
Medi-Cal. No deductibles, small co-payments for specific services and Blue Cross of California's vast doctor network all work
together to make this plan a great solution for California's children.
Who may qualify?
- Children up to their 19th birthday.
- Children in the family without employer-sponsored health insurance in the last three months.
- Children living in California.
- Children who are not eligible for or are enrolled in no-cost Medi-Cal.
- Children who meet citizenship or immigration rules.
- Children born to mothers enrolled in the Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) Program, who are not enrolled in the no-cost
full scope Medi-Cal Program or employersponsored health insurance.
- Children in families with incomes within the Healthy Families Guidelines.
Who can apply?
Parents, legal guardians, stepparents, foster parents or caretaker relatives may apply for insurance for a child living
in their home. Only the parents’ income will be considered. If you are a legal guardian, stepparent, foster parent or
caretaker relative who lives with a child, your income will not be used to qualify the child for Healthy Families.
If you are age 18 or under, you may qualify to apply for your own insurance if you meet the income requirements.
Minors who do not live with parents, legal guardians, stepparents, foster parents or caretaker relatives may be eligible
for Healthy Families for themselves or their children if they meet all other requirements.