Be Health Savvy in the New Year; Navigators Available at Main Library January 9 and 23
Open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act continues through Jan. 31
St. Petersburg, Fla. (December 30, 2015) – Pinellas County Navigators remind residents that being healthy should be a focus in the New Year. Through the Affordable Care Act, those who do not have health insurance, are under-insured or are not old enough for Medicare, may enroll in an insurance plan that will match their household’s budget and family’s needs. Residents may qualify for subsidies and/or tax credits to assist with the cost of health insurance coverage.
The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act runs through Sunday, January 31. During this period, Navigators are in the community to answer residents’ health insurance questions and provide information and assistance with enrolling in a plan through the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace.
The St. Petersburg Main Library, at 3745 Ninth Avenue North, will host two education and enrollment sessions: on Saturdays, January 9 and 23, both from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On a day-to-day basis, Navigators are stationed across the county to allow easy access from wherever citizens live. Spanish-speaking Navigators are also available. Residents can make an appointment with a Navigator to:
- explore the options, plan prices and benefits available through the Affordable Care Act
- obtain assistance in determining eligibility and information on sliding-scale subsidies and tax credits
- review any free or low-cost programs for which they may qualify
- receive referrals to alternative medical care
- obtain enrollment assistance to find a health care package best suited to their needs
For a full schedule of special events and/or to make a personal appointment with a Navigator, call 727-464-8411 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/navigators. Appointments can now be made online through our new scheduling program.
For more information, call the St. Petersburg Main Library, 727-893-7724 or visit www.splibraries.org.
ABOUT YOUR ST. PETERSBURG LIBRARY: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park.