Figuring out where you fit in
The Affordable Care Act makes health insurance available to more people so they will be able to get the care they need. Depending on your situation, you may be able to get financial assistance to help pay for your monthly insurance premiums.
A health plan can be purchased during the annual Open Enrollment Period. You can buy a Florida Blue health plan for 2021 coverage on these dates:
- Oct. 1, 2020: You can enroll in a plan directly through Florida Blue.
- Nov. 1-Dec. 15, 2020: If you qualify for a premium tax credit, you can enroll in a Florida Blue plan.
However, if you don't have a health plan or miss the Open Enrollment Period, you may qualify for a special enrollment opportunity if you’ve had certain changes in your life. Those include getting married, having a baby or if you lost coverage you had through your job. There are a lot of special situations that qualify, and we can help you compare, buy and enroll in a plan that fits your budget and your needs.
I have Medicaid.
If you currently have Medicaid coverage, you do not need to take any action. If you have Medicaid and buy another type of health insurance, you may no longer be able to keep Medicaid.
I have CHIP.
If you have CHIP coverage, you do not need to take any action.
I have Medicare.
To learn more about Medicare, contact our Florida Blue telesales team at 800-876-2227, TTY 800-955-8770 to discuss your options. They are available April 1-Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 1-March 31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can also visit floridablue.com/medicare.