USF Health navigators to host enrollment events March 26 and 31 at USF Tampa campus

“USF, Get Covered!” open to university campus, community; anyone with questions about coverage welcome

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Tampa, FL (March. 24, 2014) – As the March 31 deadline to enroll for coverage under the Affordable Care Act nears, two on-site community outreach events to help consumers learn more their options through the Health Insurance Marketplace will be held at the University of South Florida Tampa campus this week and next.

Navigators from USF Health’s Florida Covering Kids & Families program, in partnership with USF Student Health Services, will host the following two “USF, Get Covered!” events:

-          Wednesday March 26:  9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., USF Marshall Student Center

-          Monday, March 31 (last day for open enrollment in 2014): 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., USF Student Health Services Annex Conference Room

Representatives from Enroll America will offer education about the Marketplace, and navigators can help individuals and families sort out the coverage choices and guide those interested in enrolling through the application process.

Walk-ins are welcome, but will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, registration is recommended.  Accommodations for people with disabilities or those who speak other languages can be made when scheduling an appointment. Visitors parking on the USF Tampa campus are required to purchase a daily parking permit.

To register in advance, please email mchavez1@health.usf.edu, or call (813) 974-0176. 

 The $4.2 million navigator grant awarded to USF last year was the largest in Florida. USF Health works with 10 consortium partners statewide to help those who want assistance shopping for and enrolling in private healthcare insurance available through the online marketplace.

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USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician’s Group. The University of South Florida is a Top 50 research university in total research expenditures among both public and private institutions nationwide, according to the National Science Foundation. For more information, visit www.health.usf.edu

 Media contact:
Anne DeLotto Baier, USF Health Communications
(813) 974-3303, or abaier@health.usf.edu