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Health marketplace navigators at ACORN

The Health Insurance Marketplace began open enrollment Oct. 1, 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 and others 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 www.WelllFlorida.org 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. In Bradford and Union counties contact ACORN Clinic, located in Brooker, at 904-796-7096.

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 marketplace@wellflorida.org.

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