Families with Healthy Kids Full-Pay Insurance will qualify for a SEP

The Florida Healthy Kids insurance plan is scheduled to dramatically increase in the cost of its premium on Oct. 1, 2015 for those who have the full-pay option plan. Healthcare.gov is now allowing those families who will be experiencing the rate increase to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) on the Health Insurance Marketplace. This will allow families to shop for alternative, more affordable coverage for their children outside of Open Enrollment.

Allowing families in this situation to gain an SEP will affect many children in North Central Florida. If families need assistance with applying for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) because of the Florida Healthy Kids rate hike, feel free to have them contact a Navigator: http://ncfnavigators.org/. Navigators can also help families enroll in new coverage for their children through the Marketplace. Navigator services are free to consumers.

Read more on this topic:

FL KidCare Full-Pay program rates to rise, Health News Florida

Deal reached on healthcare access for thousands of Florida families, WPTV

Families slammed by steep rate hikes in the Healthy Kids plan can seek refuge in Obamacare, Tampa Bay Times

 

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