Last Four Days to Enroll for Healthcare Coverage under Affordable Care Act
December 12, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Broward County has begun the final countdown to December 15, the last day that residents can sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Health Care Act. For people who enroll in a health insurance plan by the Dec. 15 deadline, coverage will begin on January 1, 2018.
Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) is making a push to ensure people know how easy it is to sign up and have partnered with Hispanic Unity of Florida and the Urban League of Broward County. Broward residents will receive assistance from certified Navigators in selecting and enrolling in one of the various health insurance plan options.
Sign up online, by phone, or in person. Call 954-561-9681 for an appointment or visit http://www.brhpc.org/programs/navigator
“Although we’re enrolling more people than last year, there are still tens of thousands without insurance,” said Michael DeLucca, President and CEO of BRHPC. “We encourage people to contact us now since there are only a few days left to sign up.”
Nearly 500,000 Floridians signed up for Affordable Health Care Act plans in the first three weeks of enrollment. There are still thousands of people who have not yet signed up.
Health Coverage is less expensive than ever before. Most people can find plans with monthly premiums less than $75 and many can find plans with $0 monthly premiums.
Plans and prices change every year, so check out the options to see how affordable this year’s coverage is.
If you don’t get covered by December 15th, you may have to pay a fine of $695 or 2.5% of your income. (If Congress repeals the mandate, it will not go into effect until 2019, so individuals could owe a penalty for not having coverage in 2018).
Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. 200 Oakwood Lane, Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: 954-561-9681 Hours: By appointment only Monday – Friday
Hispanic Unity of Florida 5840 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-342-0420 or 954-964-8884 Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Urban League of Broward County 560 N.W. 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Phone: 954-584-0777 Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday
To learn how to enroll, or for more information, log on to www.brhpc.org
“The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-CA-NAV-15- 001from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.”
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