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ACA Health Insurance – Special enrollment in Treasure Coast for epilepsy care

Treasure Coast – Monday, May 2, 2022: Epilepsy Florida, an Affordable Care Act (ACA)-designated healthcare navigator organization, continues with special enrollment events along the Treasure Coast for Floridians whose income level does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty line. During the open enrollment period, Florida led the nation in enrollment.

“For many low-income Floridians, it’s not too late to find a health care plan that works for them or their families,” said Karen Basha Egozi, CEO of Epilepsy Florida. “We’re hosting special registration events in all of our regions with free multilingual help — and these plans have never been more popular, especially in Florida.”

Florida’s trained epilepsy specialists, called Navigators, are available to help families and other underserved communities access health coverage options through Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). They can help with registration applications and help consumers receive financial assistance through HealthCare.gov. Epilepsy Florida provides assistance to people with limited English proficiency in English, Spanish, and Creole. All navigators have completed federally regulated training and their services are free and unbiased; Sailors also have no financial interest in the plans selected by consumers.

To qualify for this SEP, an applicant’s household income cannot exceed 150% of the federal poverty level. For a single person purchasing coverage for 2022 in the continental United States, 150% of the poverty line equates to income not exceeding $19,320. For a five-person household, it’s $46,560. You must be eligible for premium tax credits to take advantage of this SEP. Thus, regardless of income, SEP is not available to someone who is eligible for Medicaid, Medicare Part A without premium, or an employer-sponsored health plan that provides minimal value and is considered affordable. This SEP is only available on-exchange, as premium tax credits are not available off-exchange.

Eligibility conditions via: https://www.healthinsurance.org/.

Treasure Coast residents can make an appointment at: epilepsyfl.com/makeanappointment. Residents can also call Epilepsy Florida toll-free at 1-877-553-7453 to schedule an appointment with an Epilepsy Florida Navigator. Browsers in English, Spanish and Creole are available 7 days a week.

HEALTH NAVIGATION SCHEDULE FROM MAY 2 TO MAY 8

TREASURE COAST

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE ONLY FOR THE MOMENT
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

MARTIN COUNTY

MONDAY 05/02/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

TUESDAY 05/03/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Blake Library
2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, FL 34996

WEDNESDAY 05/04/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

THURSDAY 05/05/2022
12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Blake Library
2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, FL 34996

FRIDAY 05/06/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

SATURDAY 05/07/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

SUNDAY 05/08/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

MONDAY 05/02/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

TUESDAY 05/03/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Okeechobee County Public Library
206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974

WEDNESDAY 05/04/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

THURSDAY 05/05/2022
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Okeechobee County Public Library
206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974

FRIDAY 05/06/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

SATURDAY 05/07/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

SUNDAY 05/08/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

ST. LUCIA COUNTY

MONDAY 05/02/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

TUESDAY 05/03/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Paula Library
2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953

WEDNESDAY 05/04/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Paula Library
2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

THURSDAY 05/05/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

FRIDAY 05/06/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Morningside Library
2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

SATURDAY 05/07/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

SUNDAY 05/08/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

PALM BEACH COUNTY

MONDAY 05/02/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Boca Helping Hands
1500 NW 1st Court, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

TUESDAY 05/03/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Palm Beach Medical Society
3540 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Boca Raton Public Library
400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Palm Beach Gardens Library
11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

WEDNESDAY 05/04/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Haitian Baptist Church Food Ministries
2015 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Boca Helping Hands
1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432

THURSDAY 05/05/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Palm Beach Gardens Library
11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

FRIDAY 05/06/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Palm Beach Gardens Library
11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

SATURDAY 05/07/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

SUNDAY 05/08/2022
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual Support 877-553-7453

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – West Boca Branch Library
18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498

12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Palm Beach Gardens Library
11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

EVENTS TO COME:
May 21, 2022 – Mental Health and Family Wellness Festival