U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Orlando Monday joining City Mayor Buddy Dyer to announce that in-person assistance was going to be available at six city facilities to help residents enroll in insurance through the exchange.
Licensed navigators will be available to help Central Floridians enroll in health insurance made available through Obamacare one day a week between now and March 31, when the enrollment period ends, Dyer said.
Dyer and Sebelius made the announcement during a press conference at the Hispanic Office for Local Assistance, in Orlando.
Navigators are trained to answer questions and help citizens as they work through the enrollment process, learn what tax subsidies are available to them, and see their plan options.
A licensed navigator will be on site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., every Wednesday at the HOLA, 595 North Primrose Drive, from now through March, Dyer said.
In addition, the following city facilities will have navigators available every Tuesday beginning next week, he said:
Dover Shores Community Center (1400 Gaston Foster Road)
Engelwood Neighborhood Center (6123 LaCosta Drive)
Rosemont Community Center (4872 Bay Drive)
Northwest Community Center (3955 WD Judge Drive)
Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center (1723 Bruton Boulevard)
Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. An appointment is required. Residents can call 211 for more information or to set up an appointment.
Residents may also sign up directly at www.healthcare.gov, or by calling 800-318-2596.
Sebelius is making a final push in the next six weeks to get as many of Florida’s 3.5 million uninsured residents enrolled before the enrollment period ends.
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