Health Insurance Enrollment

A Tip Sheet for Child Welfare Workers - Linking Families to Health Insurance

Publication year: 2015
Capacity Building Center for States


Child welfare workers can play an important role in helping parents and caregivers enroll in health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid. Getting insurance is a critical step toward gaining access to needed health and mental health services for parents, youth, and children who come in contact with child welfare. This tip sheet provides information on health insurance enrollment to aid child welfare workers in their work with parents and caregivers, including birth parents, foster parents, relative guardians, and adoptive parents.

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