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Get Covered America Targeting Small Business Owners

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
June 23, 2014

MIAMI (AP) -- Advocates are targeting small business owners across Florida to get their employees signed up for health coverage.

Get Covered America met Saturday with 200 businesses across the state in its first outreach since open enrollment ended in April in an effort to educate consumers about the new health law.

The SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees who can sign-up on a rolling basis.

Roughly 1 million Floridians signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange, but experts say there's still an education gap for consumers.

The next open enrollment period for individuals outside SHOP starts in November, but consumers may be able to enroll sooner if they get married, have a baby, lose their employer coverage or have another life changing event.


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