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Health Insurance & Financing

New 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.  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.   In addition, 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.

Insurance Guide for Young Adults

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. This version (July 2011) contains initial provisions from the ACA.

View the full guide or by chapter (in PDF format):

Translations are available in Spanish and Haitian Creole:

  • Sólo los Datos: El 411 Sobre el Seguro de Salud para Adultos Jóvenes de  (Spanish)
  • Enfòmasyon jeneral: 411 sou Asirans Maladi pou Jennmoun nan Floridaki gen ant 18 a 30 an  (Creole)

Please note these important updates to the guide!  The federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) has suspended acceptance of new enrollment applications. Effective October 1, 2013, enrollment was open for the new Health Insurance Marketplace, for coverage starting January 1, 2014. This guide will be updated in late 2014 to include newly implemented ACA provisions and Medicaid Managed Care rollout in Florida.

NEW!  Snapshot of Florida Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance Program (1/6/14, AHCA)

Other Health Reform Resources

Web Sites

Getting Covered is a campaign to help educate young adults and their families about eligibility for the young adult coverage extension through age 26. Visit the campaign web site for information on the coverage extension, including stories of families who will benefit.

A website from Florida CHAIN, ww.healthcareforflorida.org, provides a clearinghouse for information on ACA implementation and Medicaid expansion in Florida.

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