Health Insurance & Financing
Just The Facts: The 411 on Health Insurance for Young Adults Ages 18-30 in Florida is designed to help all young adults – including those with chronic health conditions or disabilities – identify, access, and maintain health insurance coverage that meets their needs.
View the July 2015 edition of the full guide or by chapter (in PDF format):
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Private Health Insurance
- Part 3: Government-Funded Health Insurance
- Part 4: No Health Insurance (includes links for prescription assistance and community health clinics)
- Part 5: Need More Information?
Translations in Spanish and Haitian Creole will be available in August 2015.
Health Care Coverage Requirements
- HealthCare.gov is an interactive Web site that explains coverage options that are now available to you through the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). You can apply online for private insurance coverage at the Health Insurance Marketplace. A Spanish language version of the site is at www.CuidadodeSalud.gov.
- The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative was designed specifically to assist people with disabilities identify insurance coverage options.
- If you want to talk to someone about your options or need help with your application, every community has trained navigators that can assist. For a list of navigators close to you, go to https://localhelp.healthcare.gov and enter your zip code.
Other Health Reform Resources
- See a Snapshot of the Florida Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance Program (AHCA, 2014)
- Getting Covered is a campaign to help educate young adults and their families about eligibility for the young adult coverage extension through age 26.
- A website from Florida CHAIN, ww.healthcareforflorida.org, provides a clearinghouse for information on ACA implementation and Medicaid expansion in Florida.
- Florida Rx Card, endorsed by the Florida Medical Association, provides medication savings of up to 75% at 56,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS and Walgreens. Visit www.floridarxcard.com to create a free card. .
- Catalyst Center for CYSHCN
- Desktop Reference for SSDI, SSI, and Temporary Assistance
- Policy Options for Assisting Child SSI Recipients in Transition
- Changing Circumstances: Experiences of Child SSI Recipients Before and After Their Age-18 Redetermination for Adult Benefits (Cornell University, 2008)
- Hillsborough County Health Care Plan
- SSI Red Book (general reference about the employment-related provisions of SSDI and SSI)
- Going to Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2009)
- Disability Evaluation Under Social Security (also known as the Blue Book; provides physicians and other providers with information about what is needed for disability claims)
- Youth Transition Demonstration Projects: Implementation Lessons from the Original Projects (Social Security Administration, 2010)