NICA ensures that birth-injured children and adults receive the care they need while reducing the financial burden on medical providers and families.
NICA pays for all medically necessary and reasonable expenses over each child’s lifetime. Examples of covered expenses may include medical care, co-pays, equipment, therapy, nursing care, medications, handicap modifications, transportation, and supplies that are medically necessary but not covered by another source, such as insurance.
NICA aims to treat every family in the program fairly and individually, providing each child with the personalized benefits they are entitled to based on their specific medical needs. What is medically necessary for one child may not be the same for another, so a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for NICA. We strongly urge every family to familiarize themselves with the Benefit Handbook so they fully understand what they are entitled to through the program.
Compensation from the NICA Plan may help to provide for the following:
Actual expenses for all necessary and reasonable care, services, drugs, equipment, facilities, and travel, excluding expenses that can be compensated by state or federal governments or by private insurers.
A one-time cash award of $250,000, to the children and adults’ parents or guardians.
A death benefit for the infant in the amount of $50,000.
Reasonable expenses for filing the claim, including attorney's fees pursuant to the provisions of Section 766.31, Florida Statutes.