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Health Insurance & Financing

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.

View the July 2015 edition of the full guide or by chapter (in PDF format):

Translations are also available in Spanish and Haitian-Creole.

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.
  • 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

  • Understanding Florida Medicaid Managed Care, from Family Network on Disabilities (2016)
  • 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. .
  • Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet.  Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics developed a transition payment tip sheet to support the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. It provides a summary of alternative payment methodologies and comprehensive listing of transition-related CPT codes and corresponding Medicare fees, effective as of 2015.Catalyst Center for CYSHCN
  • SSI Red Book (general reference about the employment-related provisions of SSDI and SSI)
  • 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)