Florida CHAIN, Covering Florida and Enroll America Press Conference Marks Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Begins Tuesday, November 1

What every Floridian Needs to Know to #Get Covered and #Stay Covered


Listen here to the press conference in its entirety:


Tuesday, November 1st  marks the first day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. From November 1 to January 31, consumers living in the Florida will have the opportunity to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage or renew their plan if they already have coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Last year, over 1.7 million Floridians were enrolled in health coverage through the Marketplace, providing them with the peace of mind that comes with protecting themselves and their families. This coming open enrollment period is the next opportunity consumers have to take advantage of the coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act. Here are some things every consumer needs to know about the upcoming open enrollment period:      

93% of Floridians got financial help to make their plan more affordable!    

In-person help is available to help all Floridians understand their options and enroll in a plan.

Plans and prices change every year, and now plan options can be easily compared.


WHO: Jody Young, Communications Director, Florida CHAIN; contact info is [email protected]

Jodi Ray, Director of Florida Covering Kids and Families; contact email is [email protected] ;

April M. Washington, Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, US Dept. of Health and Human Services; contact email is [email protected] 

Leah Barber-Heinz, Florida Communications Director at Enroll America, contact email is [email protected]

Mark Pafford, CEO, Florida CHAIN, contact email is [email protected]

WHAT: Launch of Open Enrollment on Tuesday November 1st featuring statewide resources for

Florida residents 

WHEN: Thursday October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am 

Politico Florida was one of the media outlets covering and published a great story about Open Enrollment efforts locally in Florida and nationwide: http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/10/florida-ramps-up-for-obamacare-2017-coverage-106819