MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – U.S Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will be in Miami Monday where she’ll take part in an Affordable Care Act Stakeholder panel discussion at Florida International University’s College of Law.
The second season of open ACA enrollment underway Saturday with a relatively smooth start.READ MORE: First Day Of Fall Is Almost Here, Autumnal Equinox On Wednesday
Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act insurance plans will run through February 15th, 2015.
Those who don’t want to navigate the government’s website alone, can go to a number of centers across South Florida for assistance.
“The difference in doing this online and doing it with someone who knows is because they really know about the plans. They know how the deductibles work, what co-payments are like,” said Sunshine Life and Health advisor Odalys Arevalo.READ MORE: Dueling Florida Lottery Jackpots: Mega Millions Reaches $432 Million, Powerball At $472 Million
Advisors urge anyone signing up for insurance to bring proof of citizenship, income, and other necessary documents so they can sign up successfully.
Florida Health officials are feeling the pressure to re-enroll nearly 1 million Floridians plus recruit new enrollees who sat out the first year — all in half the time due to a three-month enrollment period.
In its first year, despite strong opposition from the Republican-led Legislature, Florida was the unexpected star, getting more enrollees than any other state using the federal marketplace instead of its own program.Gabby Petito Search: Timeline Of Road Trip With Fiancé Brian Laundrie, Notable Dates And Events