Jacksonville, Florida – “Get Covered Jax!” was launched in Jacksonville on November 2 as an attempt to improve the health of the city. Mayor Donna Deegan, City Councilman Michael Boylan, Chief Health Officer Dr. Sunil Joshi, and Executive Director of Health Programs Lynn Sherman started this public education initiative to aid those without health insurance in obtaining it.
Making Health Insurance Accessible
The campaign is designed to simplify the process of enrolling in a private healthcare plan. “A local public education campaign like this has never been implemented before, and I am excited to see the fantastic results it is having,” Mayor Deegan stated. She emphasized the importance of clarity in decision-making, noting, “I often say that a confused mind says no. Get Covered Jax is providing important information so that citizens can say yes to enrolling in health insurance.” Mayor Deegan sees this campaign as a significant move towards enhancing the city’s physical and mental health, which she believes is vital for economic prosperity.
“Get Covered Jax!” aims to inform citizens about the advantages of health insurance, eligibility criteria, available coverage options, and effective ways to navigate the Marketplace. It also provides resources to assist consumers throughout the enrollment process.
Enrollment Deadlines and Resources
Residents interested in enrolling through the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace have specific deadlines to meet. For coverage beginning January 1, 2024, the deadline is December 15, 2023. For coverage starting on February 1, 2024, enrollments must be completed by January 15, 2024.
More information can be found here.