In Florida, 444,711 People Signed Up for Coverage Through the Health Insurance Marketplace


Less than two weeks remain until the December 15 deadline to obtain health coverage effective January 1. As of November 28, 444,711 Floridians had obtained insurance during the first month of open enrollment, according to the federal government.

“Americans who need health coverage starting January 1st have just two weeks remaining before the December 15 enrollment deadline,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Whether you are enrolling for the first time or an existing customer who is shopping for the best plan for 2016, now is the time to visit or We’re encouraged by the number of people who are returning to the Marketplace or are seeking coverage for the first time. More than 2 million consumers have selected a plan and over 700,000 are new Marketplace consumers in the 38 states using the platform.”

Five Facts about Open Enrollment in Florida:

  1. Since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, 444,711 Florida consumers have selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
  2. Plans for 2016 are affordable, 80 percent of Florida enrollees can find plans for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits. Nationwide, about 8 out of 10 people who enroll in health coverage through qualify for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable.
  3. For 2016, 78 percent of returning Florida consumers could save an average of $450 annually in premiums before tax credits for a plan in the same level of coverage by returning to shop.
  4. When Florida customers visit they’ll find a variety of quality health coverage options available. For 2016, Florida consumers can choose from 10 issuers and an average of 52 plans.
  5. Free confidential enrollment help is available if people in Florida have questions or want to talk through their options with a trained professional.

Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage at began November 1, 2015, and runs through January 31, 2016. Individuals who need coverage starting January 1, 2016 must sign up by the December 15, 2015 deadline. Consumers should visit or to review their coverage options, learn about what financial assistance is available, or to sign up or re-enroll in a plan that best meets their needs.

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