T.A. asks from Pinellas Park, FL on April 23, 2009
"Kidcare" Insurance Providers
ok, my son is on medicaids "medically needy share of cost", which doesnt really help us much. i am haveing to apply him to the "kidcare" program, and need to choose a provider. we had/ or have "medipass" for the medicaid provider. medipass is not on the list of providers for the "kidcare". there is: "citrus healthcare", "amerigroup florida", "staywell/wellcare of florida", "healthease", "universal", "united health care", "sunshine state health plan" to choose from. does anybody know or have good exsperiences with any of these companies? i have heard bad things about the "united health care" one from my pediatrician. i need to choose one soon, or they ("kidcare")will choose one for me. please help me to choose the best one! thanks!!!
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thank you, (everyone),for your advice! i will try the "amerigroup". (again, thanks!)
K.J. answers from Tampa on April 24, 2009
My son had the Amerigroup. I had no problems with them at all what so ever.
Hope this helps. Have a great Friday.
J.C. answers from Tampa on April 24, 2009
We had a good experience with Amerigroup in the past!
J.P. answers from Tampa on April 24, 2009
We had Amerigroup also. No problems there. The dental is what gave me trouble. There was 1 doctor in St. Pete who would take it. She had a 6 month or longer waiting list. We went once and I never even saw her face because they don't let you go back there. I never even got a consult at the end. Maybe it's changed...
I dropped Kidcare eventually because they wanted income verification every 6 months. (I hope that's changed!) So the first part of the year would show crappy income, then my husband would get a bunch of overtime for the second 1/2 of the year. They kept changing our payments and I never was sure what to pay. We'd go from $20. a month to $120. a month. There was never a medium figure. They also didn't average it over 12 months with a w-2. So I got fed up and quit! Probably not the best idea... I may try again. I paid cash last summer for a broken arm and it pretty pricey! But if you have cash the doctors do give a better deal.
G.M. answers from Tampa on April 24, 2009
My kids have been on Amerigroup and we have not had one problem with them. Kidcare on the other hand has been a thorn in my side since January. A small piece of advise, keep track of your payments and a list of who you talk to there incase a problem arises. Good Luck.
R.S. answers from Tampa on April 24, 2009
My kids were on Amerigroup and I loved it. We had it for almost 4 years. Never a problem.