Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators available to help North Central Floridians

WellFloirda News Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (September 30, 2013)—The Health Insurance Marketplace begins open enrollment this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 and Navigators throughout North Central Florida are poised to help consumers explore insurance options and sign up for a plan that meets their needs and budget.

WellFlorida Council, the region’s Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program manager, has partnered with ACORN Clinic, Childhood Development Services, Heart of Florida Health Center, Palms Medical Group and Suwannee River AHEC to provide Navigator services. At the onset of the enrollment period, a major focus of the Navigators will be to conduct “inreach” with target populations with whom the partners are already engaged, while providing phone support for individuals wishing to receive assistance navigating the Marketplace. WellFlorida and its partners will also conduct outreach and enrollment events throughout the area in the coming months. Visit the WellFlorida website at for regular updates of these events.

Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators are trained and certified to provide unbiased information on health insurance options and to assist with eligibility and enrollment forms. Language translation and hearing impaired services can also be made available to consumers through the help of a Navigator.

Navigators are stationed throughout a 15-county area in North Central Florida. Contact a Navigator in your area at the following locations:
Alachua and Putnam Counties: Contact Suwannee River AHEC at 1-352-317-7261
Suwannee and Lafayette Counties: Contact Suwannee River AHEC at 1-386-249-4260
Columbia and Hamilton Counties: Contact Suwannee River AHEC at 1-386-292-2947
Bradford and Union Counties: Contact ACORN Clinic at 1-904-796-7096
Citrus County: Contact Childhood Development Services at 1-352-464-0715
Hernando County: Contact Childhood Development Services at 1-352-584-0119
Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties: Contact Palms Medical Group at 1-352-441-0769
Marion and Sumter Counties: Contact Heart of Florida Health Center at 1-352-359-2519

For general information about the Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program, marketplace insurance options for small businesses or how you can volunteer with the Navigator program please email:


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