Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
March 6, 2014
New Materials to Reach Parents Who Lost RIte Care

Many of the parents who lost RIte Care coverage due to the income eligibility "rollback" in December have not enrolled in coverage as of February. Their coverage through the NHPRI Value Plan ended on January 31st. Parents are encouraged to apply for coverage now. Help spread the word by sharing the RI Health Coverage Project's new flyer available in English and Spanish. Information regarding how to apply and how to get help applying is provided.

Note re: children with RIte Care: Children enrolled in RIte Care have been able to keep their RIte Care coverage (there was no income eligibility change for children). Also, families no longer need to pay a monthly premium for their children who are covered by RIte Care.

Children's Dental Health Month - New Resources

To celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month in February, TeethFirst! partnered with Reach Out and Read Rhode Island to distribute books about visiting the dentist to young children at their well child visits. Please click here for more information about this exciting partnership!  


For information regarding pediatric dental coverage, please visit HealthSource RI and check out this new consumer resource from Chidrden's Dental Health Project & Families USA.  


Help continue to raise awareness of the importance of oral health by sharing TeethFirst! resources with families, dental providers, health care providers, and community organizations. TeethFirst! is a bilingual campaign that promotes the importance of early dental visits. Check out the free campaign materials, as well their Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

Save the Date: 20th Annual Factbook Breakfast
The 20th Annual Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook will be released on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 8:00am - 10:00am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI. An invitation with registration details is coming soon!
2014 Legislative Session Underway
RI State House
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is tracking bills and budget items relating to children and youth during the 2014 Legislative session. 
Visit our Legislative Info Page for the latest on legislation and upcoming hearings and to read our public testimony.
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In This Issue
starNew Materials to Reach Parents Who Lost RIte Care
starChildren's Dental Health Month - New Resources
starSave the Date: 20th Annual Factbook Breakfast
star2014 Legislative Session Underway
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