Affordable Care Act Marketplace Year 9 (OE9) Begins November 1st thru January 15th
October 17, 2021
Covering Florida, the ACA Navigator Consortium operating statewide through multiple regional public health non-profits, welcomes assistance from interested parties for outreach and promotion efforts regarding the upcoming 10-week Open Enrollment Period to Florida health care consumers. Open Enrollment begins on November 1st and runs through January 15th, 2022. Consumers signing up by Dec. 15th will be insured Jan. 1st.
Covering Florida, a division of Florida Covering Kids and Families (FL-CKF), is based at the University of South Florida in Tampa. FL-CKF is a yearly federal grant recipient from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. We are contracted to provide trained Navigators to assist people all over Florida with applying for coverage in the Federal Marketplace. FL-CKF also manages Florida Connecting Kids to Coverage, a syndicate of regional partners assisting Florida parents in obtaining Florida KidCare coverage for their children. Our services are offered at no charge to Florida consumers.
Covering Florida has been serving Florida residents over the last eight years by helping consumers navigate the oftentimes confusing coverage options for ACA Marketplace health insurance. Florida has consistently led the United States in Marketplace enrollment numbers. While there has also been a surge in Floridians enrolling in Marketplace Health Coverage since the pandemic started, many more residents of our state remain uninsured and unaware of our services.
Covering Florida offers trained and certified Navigators who help consumers in 67 counties review the basics of health insurance, walk them through filling out the online application and explain how federal subsidies for premiums and cost sharing work. Unlike insurance agents and brokers, our navigators have no financial stake in the plans people select and the help a Navigator provides is always free and unbiased.
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Call us today for information on eligibility and to schedule an appointment for Special Enrollment. You qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you've had certain life events, including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child.
Call us today for information on eligibility and to schedule an appointment for Special Enrollment. You qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you've had certain life events, including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child. Florida residents impacted by Covid-19, including job or wage loss and related health insurance loss may qualify. If you qualify for an SEP, you usually have up to 60 days following the event to enroll in a plan, so don't delay calling us to learn your options.
Covering Florida Navigators provide outreach and enrollment services free of charge to anyone looking to enroll for health care coverage in the
Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
We assist consumers with in-person, telephone and virtual online
enrollment service and provide public education and outreach activities
at locations throughout the state.
Navigators are trained and able to help consumers as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace, including completing eligibility
and enrollment forms. These individuals and organizations are required
to be unbiased. Their services are free to consumers.
Covering Florida Navigators provide assistance in all of Florida’s 67 counties and offer confidential one-on-one customer service, phone assistance, and virtual appointments.
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If you schedule an appointment on this website, you will be contacted only for follow up regarding your appointment for application assistance or to send you educational information that is directly relevant to the authorized Navigator functions.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number NAVCA210430-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.