Affordable Care Act
On March 23, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. While some provisions went into effect in 2010, most provisions were implemented in January of 2014. ACA aims to expand health care coverage of the uninsured, improve access to community based long term care, increase medical providers for low income communities and strengthen consumer protections for the insured. CLSMF advocates can assist you in understanding your rights under ACA. For more information, please contact us.
Not Enrolled Yet? Read Below for More Info on the Special Enrollment Period!
Open Enrollment for health insurance through the Federal Marketplace, available through the Affordable Care Act, ended on February 15, 2015. Between February 16 and October 31, 2015 Navigators in Central Florida are enrolling families and individuals who qualify for a special enrollment period.
Events that qualify for a special enrollment are:
- moving to Florida or into a new county in Florida
- loss of health coverage from a job (for any reason)
- loss of coverage due to divorce
- loss of eligibility for Medicaid or Florida Kidcare/CHIP
- new income source that moves a family out of poverty
- birth or adoption of a child or placing a child in foster care
- change in immigration status
- release from incarceration
Navigators can help families sign up for Florida Kidcare/CHIP or Medicaid. They also assist families who are having difficulty accessing services despite having health insurance. The next Open Enrollment period is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. All services are completely free of charge. To reach them, Central Floridians can call 1-877-564-5031 or schedule an appointment on-line at CoveringCFL.net.
For more information please contact Laura Pichardo-Cruz, Managing Attorney and Public Benefits Unit Leader at 407-841-7777, ext 2110 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the screener tool to see if you qualify for the Special Enrollment Period
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