What Florida Residents Need to Know About Obamacare
Welcome to the fastest way to find out about Obamacare in Florida.
Here, you'll find clear and accurate information about Obamacare, including:
- whether or not you must get health insurance
- what the available plans cover
- how much coverage will cost
- how to sign up for a plan, and
- how to get help if you need it.
To begin, keep in mind these key points about Obamacare in Florida:
1. You are legally required to have health insurance, unless you qualify for an exemption.
The Affordable Care Act requires you to enroll in a health insurance plan unless you qualify for an exemption from the law. You will report whether you have coverage -- or whether you are exempt -- when you file your taxes in April.
To learn whether your current health plan satisfies the requirements of Obamacare or to find out whether you qualify for an exemption, see Do I Need to Get Obamacare in Florida?
2. Open enrollment has ended for 2015, but you can still get Obamacare if you qualify for a special enrollment period.
For 2015, Obamacare's open enrollment period ended on February 15. This means that, unless you qualify for an exception, you can't obtain health insurance through HealthCare.gov until the next open enrollment period begins on October 15, 2015.