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Health Insurance

Understanding Health Insurance

As of 2013, roughly half of all Miami-Dade County residents get private health insurance – most through an employer – but some pay on their own for an individual or family policy.

Miami-Dade County provides information on a variety of programs – from health care to prescription drug discounts. Not all programs are income-based. Visit the Countywide Healthcare Planning website to learn about these programs.

The Office of Insurance Regulation regulates commercial insurance in Florida to protect consumers. The Consumer helpline can assist residents with insurance questions and resolve complaints against their insurer or agent. The can be reached at 877-693-5236.

Find Insurance Options

See which public, private and community programs meet your needs

Get Ready to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Enrollment in the Marketplace starts in October 2013. Whether you’re uninsured, need insurance for your small business, or just want to explore your choices, the Health Insurance Marketplace can help you find a plan that’s right for you.

The Health Care Law (Affordable Care Act)

Read the Affordable Care Act.

Health Insurance Marketplace in Florida

If you live in Florida, use HealthCare.gov to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll. You can apply as early as October 1, 2013.

Health Reform Implementation Timeline

The implementation timeline is an interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next several years.

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