Maryland gets $950K from CMS to help enroll children in health insurance

June 12, 2016

The non-profit community development group Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation, or Seedco, will receive $950,000 over the next two years to help find and enroll children who are eligible for public health insurance in Maryland. The funds are part of the fourth round of funding to states from CMS to be used to sign up children for Medicaid or CHIP, for a total of about $150 million, officials said. About $32 million was doled out in 27 states in this round to 38 groups from community organization and providers to government agencies and school districts. Seedco will target groups with lower insurance coverage rates, specifically Latino children and those living in rural areas on the Eastern Shore and the Baltimore City metro area. The group will hire four enrollment assistors and develop bi-lingual and culturally appropriate materials to be used in the outreach process.