ALACHUA ‒ Suwannee River Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) serve Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties. Suwannee River AHEC’s Navigators provide outreach and enrollment services to anyone looking to enroll for health care coverage in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. This Special Enrollment Period runs from Jan. 16, 2023 – Oct. 31, 2023. AHEC assists consumers with confidential telephone, virtual, and in-person enrollment service and provide public education and outreach activities at locations throughout the state throughout a 15-county services area. All services are offered free of chargeSuwannee River AHEC Navigators are trained and able to provide free and unbiased help to consumers as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms.

The Special Enrollment Period is available to those who have experienced one of the following qualifying life events in the past 60 days:

  • Lost coverage through a job for any reason including retirement, being laid off, being fired, death of a spouse, death of a parent, or loss of COBRA.
  • Lost Medicaid, Florida Kidcare, Medicaid Share of Cost, or premium-free Medicare.
  • Moved to another country, state, or from overseas.
  • Gained employment such that you now qualify for Marketplace financial assistance.
  • Turned 26 and aged off your parents’ health plan.
  • Lost a student health plan.
  • Gave birth to a child or adopted.
  • Got married or got divorced, either of which affected your health coverage.
  • Had a change in immigration status that made you newly eligible for the Marketplace.
  • Were released from incarceration

The pandemic has resulted in a tremendously increased level of need for services, and anyone impacted can find out what their coverage options are now. Call today for help with the specifics of your situation.

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