AB 2706: Schools Connecting Families to Health Coverage
Beginning in the 2015–2016 school year, public schools will be required to provide information to families about their health coverage opportunities and enrollment assistance. ALL IN For Health has made it easy for schools to do what is needed.
Simply download the ALL IN For Health flyer, available in English and Spanish, that informs families about health coverage options available through Covered California and Medi-Cal as well as how to enroll, get care, and stay enrolled. You can even add your logo on our customizable flyer. Then distribute this flyer to families through school enrollment packets, at back-to-school nights, and through other avenues that reach families.
View "Connecting Kids to Coverage—How Schools Can Help Kids Stay Healthy," a new webinar for the 2016–2017 school year co-hosted by ALL IN For Health with the California School Boards Association, Covered California, and California Coverage and Health Initiatives.
California Assembly Bill (AB) 2706, sponsored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández, seeks to reduce the number of eligible but uninsured children by requiring schools to provide information to families about their health care coverage options and enrollment assistance. Signed by the Governor in 2014, the law requires schools to provide this information for school years 2015–2016, 2016–2017, and 2017–2018.
Schools as Trusted Links to Health Coverage Information
Families trust the information they get from schools. AB 2706 will help families across California gain vital information about affordable health care options and the enrollment process.
And best of all, healthy kids make better learners. Research shows that when children have health coverage, they are better able to pay attention and keep up in school.
Why Use ALL IN For Health Flyers
Since the implementation of the ACA, ALL IN For Health has equipped schools and early learning centers with the tools they need to connect families to health coverage. Schools and school districts across California have used our outreach materials successfully, and together we’ve informed millions of families about their health coverage opportunities.
ALL IN worked with the California Department of Education and Covered California to ensure our materials meet the requirements of AB 2706. In fact, both CDE and Covered California are disseminating ALL IN’s family flyer or adapted versions to equip schools with the tools they need to implement AB 2706.