Florida taps ACS for KidCare deal

Florida's child health insurance program will be administered by Affiliated Computer Services Inc. through a five-year, $87.3 million contract.

Under the contract, ACS of Dallas will handle IT development and third-party administration for the state's CHIP program known as FloridaKidCare. The program offers health care to children who are not eligible for Medicaid.

The company will process applications for eligibility, collect premiums from eligible members, enroll members into appropriate health plans and operate a call center to assist program participants.

The KidCare program consists of MediKids, Healthy Kids and Children's Medical Services for kids with special health care needs. The programs covers everything from doctor visits and dental checkups to immunizations and hospitalization.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' affiliate publication, Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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