In early March, www.myfloridachoices.org became live. It is the website devoted to Florida Health Choices (the state’s health insurance marketplace, separate from the federal plans under the Affordable Care Act).
The state’s health insurance marketplace offers a few options for discounted plans under dental, vision, telemedicine, and prescription coverage. It’s important to note that this is not full health insurance or an “insurance plan.” These discount plans offer a more affordable price for health care services under the categories I mentioned previously.
Whether you have insurance or not, you might not have coverage for some of these areas. For example, maybe you have a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act, which you signed up for recently at www.healthcare.gov, but the plan doesn’t include dental exams. Florida Health Choices purpose is to offer these supplemental health care services in order to help fill the gaps of your current coverage.
If you’d like more information about these discount plans, compare plans side-by-side, or want to speak with a representative who can give you more information, call the Florida Health Choices customer service line: (877) 376-8958. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also go to the website to shop for discount plans and get more information.
The Florida Health Choices market also offers group discount plans for small businesses, so if you are looking for ways to offer benefits to your employees, this is another option.
Nelson Kirkland, Publisher