Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
March 26, 2014
Final Days to Enroll in HealthSource RI Coverage

Individuals and families have until March 31 to apply for commercial coverage through HealthSource RI for 2014. If they miss this deadline, they will have to wait until November 15, 2014 to enroll in coverage that will start in January 2015.

For more information on how to apply, available application assistance, local drop-in sessions, and help paying for coverage, please check out the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project's Latest E-News. Please forward and share this resource widely to anyone in need of health coverage. 

 

Note re: RIte Care/Medicaid Enrollment: Children and families eligible for RIte Care/Medicaid can enroll at any time.  

TeethFirst! introduces new blog - Tooth Talk

The TeethFirst! initiative continues to spread the word about the importance of early dental visits throughout Rhode Island. 

 

Tooth Talk is the initiative's bilingual blog, and is regularly updated with new postings. This blog is another way for parents & families, community organizations, dental providers, and health care providers to learn about and share their experiences with early dental visits and oral health care for our littlest Rhode Islanders.

 

Be sure to check out the latest Tooth Talk blog postings:

Register today! 20th Annual Factbook Breakfast to be held on April 7, 2014
The 2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook will be released at our 20th Annual Breakfast on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 8 am to 10 am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Registration will begin at 7:30 am. 
 
Keynote remarks will be given by Jann Jackson; Senior Associate, Policy Reform and Advocacy; The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
 
Please click here for the invitation and the response card. 
 
At Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, we're thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of child advocacy, and hope that you can join us for this event! RSVPs are required, and we request that you respond by March 31, 2014. Please register as soon as possible - we expect this event to sell out. 
 
For more information, please contact wgalarza@rikidscount.org or call 401.351.9400, ext. 10.
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.
Visit us at www.rikidscount.org
In This Issue
 
starFinal Days to Enroll in HealthSource RI Coverage
starTeethFirst! introduces new blog - Tooth Talk
starRegister today! 20th Annual Factbook Breakfast to be held on April 7, 2014
star2014 Legislative Session Underway
 
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