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 2019 coverage on these dates:
- October 1, 2018: — You can enroll in a plan directly through Florida Blue.
- November 1, 2018: — 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, and you have certain changes in your life like getting married or having a new baby, you may qualify for a special enrollment opportunity. There are lots 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.
Your Medicare benefits will continue under the health care reform.