MIAMI (CBSmiami/AP) — The University of South Florida is one of just three organizations in the state who will receive federal funds to help people sign up for health insurance during the second enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

USF, along with Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, will receive $7 million in grant money to help consumers navigate their choices in-person. Experts found that health counselors were crucial to enrollment efforts during the inaugural year of President Obama’s health law as they assisted many confused consumers wade through the troubled healthcare.gov.

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Florida led enrollment among the 36 states using the federal exchange, with nearly 1 million sign-ups.

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Around the country, 90 organizations will receive $60 million in so-called “navigator” grants. Last year, eight Florida organizations received $7.8 million.

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