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Health Insurance: Enrollment Support & Advice for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Whether you need health insurance or you already have Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), this page contains important information for you. Expand the sections below for all the details.

Click here to schedule an appointment with one of our Certified Application Counselors. All of Catalyst Miami’s services are free. 

We can help you determine what health care options you qualify for. Click here to schedule a free appointment with our Certified Application Counselors!

  • Any time: We can help you enroll in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time. If you don’t qualify for a plan, we can still help you find affordable and high-quality health care. 
  • Open Enrollment Period (November 1 – December 15, 2022): Don’t miss your chance to enroll in a health plan through the Federal Marketplace (also known as Obamacare)! We can help you explore all your options and enroll in a plan. If you don’t qualify, our Certified Application Counselors will help you access other health care.
  • Special Enrollment Period (All year): After a life-changing event, you have up to 60 days to enroll in a new plan through the Federal Marketplace. Things like moving, getting married or divorced, losing your health insurance, having a baby, or having a significant change in income can qualify you! We can assist you at no cost.

Click here to find affordable clinics in Miami-Dade, financial assistance, and more. 

You can also contact Covering Florida or any of the partners on this page for help finding health care. 

As soon as the Public Health Emergency is over, you will not be automatically re-enrolled in your plan anymore. Because of this, half a million people, including children, are at risk of losing their health care coverage. 

Protecting your family’s health care will not endanger your immigration status or ability to legalize (click here to read about the public charge). 

Here are some key actions you should take now to protect your coverage: 

  1. Make sure Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) has your current contact information — mailing address, cell/text phone, and email. 
  2. Create an online ACCESS account. If you already have one, log in and make sure your information is updated. 
  3. Complete your annual renewals (redeterminations) when notified by DCF. 
  4. Report changes in household members and income to DCF. 
  5. Keep copies of DCF notices. 
  6. Watch your mail! If you get anything from DCF, Medicaid, or CHIP, open it right away and respond. If you need help figuring out what to do, contact a trusted community agency like Catalyst Miami or Covering Florida

Many adults losing Medicaid will be eligible for health plan subsidies through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. At no cost, our Certified Application Counselors can help you explore your options and enroll in a plan. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Visit our Events page to find information sessions where you can learn more and ask your questions! 

Click here to find resources for legal staff, navigators, social service providers, and more. (Courtesy of Florida Health Justice Project)