Health Insurance Resources for Broward County Residents
Individual and families can begin enrolling in health insurance plans offered under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act or Affordable Care Act (ACA) on October 1, 2013 through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a virtual site where residents will be able to compare health plans and be offered affordable health insurance potions. Middle and low-income families will receive tax credits that cover a significant portion of the cost of coverage.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are offering a series of online webinars to inform residents about the Health Insurance Marketplace over the next two months. A description along with the dates and times for webinars are listed below.
All webinar audio are delivered over the Internet (VOIP) and will be play through computer speakers or you can stream audio from a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. View more information about these webinars.
Health Insurance Marketplace in Florida
If you live in Florida, use HealthCare.gov to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll. You can apply as early as October 1, 2013.
Learn more about the Marketplace and how you can get ready.
Health Reform Implementation Timeline
Affordable Care Act
Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act guarantees that all Americans – regardless of their health status or pre-existing conditions – will finally have access to quality, affordable coverage.
People will be able to apply for affordable health insurance coverage choices in Health Insurance Marketplaces when open enrollment begins on October 1. The Health Insurance Marketplace will offer a choice of quality, affordable health plans. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.
Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the Marketplace.
Learn more about the Affordable Care Act (PDF)
Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act (PDF)