Health Literacy and Access
Health Insurance Marketplace/Navigators
Professionally trained navigators are available throughout Brevard to help people in our community enroll in affordable, quality health plans via the Health Insurance Marketplace.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a health insurance plan. Thanks to a grant sponsored by the University of South Florida, United Way of Brevard is able to provide Navigators to assist our community with the online Health Insurance Marketplace www.healthcare.gov.
According to United Way President Rob Rains, “Health is one of the building blocks of a good life along with Education and Income. But with almost 55,000 residents who are uninsured in Brevard, it made sense to use the USF grant to help our community. The grant allows us to provide people with an opportunity to meet for free with trained enrollment specialists to review coverage options, find out if they qualify for financial assistance, and sign up or re-enroll in a plan that meets their needs.”
Navigators are individuals that are trained and able to help consumers, small businesses, and their employees as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms. These individuals are required to be unbiased and the service is free to consumers. Additionally, Navigators are licensed in the State of Florida. Navigators also provide information on public programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Navigators can also provide information and forms for special enrollments, exemptions, setting up online accounts, and help with current applications requiring updated information. Bilingual Navigators are also available.
Trained, in-person Navigators can guide consumers through the enrollment process, including the amount financial assistance available, to help families make the best coverage decision possible.
Open enrollment only happens once each year. This year’s open enrollment was from November 1 through January 31.
Assistance is by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 321.635.8885. Or schedule an appointment online at Get Covered America.
Note: During 2015 - 2016, Navigators held regular hours at sites throughout the county and participated in special events. They provided direct assistance for 8,226 consumers with 1,151 receiving application assistance, held 338 outreach events between September 2015 to June 2016 reaching 4,436 individuals, and provided additional marketing outreach to 233,127 people in Brevard.