Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins Sunday November. 1st. Community Health of South Florida Inc.(CHI) will open its doors on Sunday from 9am to 5pm at three of its sites to help those looking to enroll in health insurance plans.
Doris Ison Health Center 10300 SW 216th St. Miami FL 33190
Martin Luther King/Clinica Campesina Health Center 810 W. Mowry Dr. Homestead FL 33030.
Womankind 1511 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040 Appointment required (305)804-3257.
CHI has nearly 20 certified enrollment specialists that will sit down one on one to help enroll and educate people for free.
The health insurance marketplace is designed to make sure Americans are covered by health insurance regardless of their budget. Insurance plans are available to cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care and prescriptions. The government’s program includes plans that are designed to treat everyone fairly. No one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. This year if someone decides not to enroll in a health insurance plan, they might expect to pay as much as 7.8% of their income as a penalty.
Open enrollment runs from November 1st, 2015 to January 31, 2016. In addition to walk-ins at CHI’s health centers for enrollment assistance, those interested can call (786) 272-2100 to make an appointment with a Certified Enrollment Specialist.
“We have seen the benefits of the Affordable Care Act first hand,” said Brodes Hartley Jr., President and CEO of Community Health of South Florida Inc. “CHI is a place that cares for everyone regardless of whether or not they have insurance. In the past three years, the number of insured patients that we see here has tripled.”
Community Health of South Florida Inc (CHI) is a non-profit health care company with 11 health care centers from Marathon to South Miami Dade and Coconut Grove. It also has 31 school based health centers within Miami Dade Public Schools. For more than 40 years, CHI has been caring for both the insured and uninsured. Community Outreach is part of its core mission.
CHI’s Certified Assistant Counselors will be based all over South Florida from the Keys to South Dade and Miami.