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Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)

FAMIS is Virginia's program that helps families provide health insurance to their children. Health insurance is important to make sure that kids are able to get all the help they need to grow up healthy. FAMIS stands for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security. This link will direct you to more information about FAMIS, including applying for coverage and renewing coverage.

Health Coverage for Children and Pregnant Women Who are Legal Immigrants

The 2012 Virginia Legislature expanded Medicaid and FAMIS health insurance to cover immigrants who: Are children (under age 19) and pregnant women; Legally reside in the United States; Are residents of Virginia; Meet other financial and non-financial requirements for Medicaid / FAMIS; and have lived in the U.S. for less than 5 years.

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