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.
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