JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The state of Florida is about to get more than one hundred health care plan options under the Affordable Care Act. The idea of the law, signed in 2010, is to make preventative care more accessible and affordable for Americans.
Enrollment begins October 1st. On that day, a health insurance marketplace will open allowing consumers to enroll for and more easily compare plans. The coverage does not go into effect until January 1st.
A new report was just released summarizing the plans and premiums that will be available for purchase. It is broken down based on geographic region. The plans are in their final stages but they remain under review and are subject to change.
Florida will have one of the highest number of options of any of the 36 states participating. Jacksonville will have 86 choices.
In Jacksonville, depending on coverage, premiums will range from $19 to more than $700. Nearly all consumers (about 95%) will have a choice of 2 or more health insurance issuers.
We've made it easy for you to compare the new options. The full report is attached.