In the winter of 2014, the Florida Medical Association announced the opening of the FMA Member Insurance Marketplace, a customized multi-carrier private exchange that offers a consumer-friendly approach to purchasing health insurance and other coverages. Members are able to view plans from a variety of qualified health insurance providers, compare benefits and costs and make purchasing decisions based on their specific health needs and budget. With live assistance from licensed Benefits Counselors, members are getting the information and service they need to evaluate how to best move forward with their health insurance decisions.
Currently, health insurance companies are accepting enrollments in the private exchange for a six-month open enrollment period, which runs from October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014, for coverage effective dates of January 1, 2014 and thereafter. A special enrollment period may be opened thereafter if you have a qualifying event. Some important deadlines to consider during open enrollment.
|Application Completion Deadline*||Desired Coverage Effective Date|
|December 19, 2013||January 1, 2014|
|January 15, 2014||February 1, 2014|
|February 15, 2014||March 1, 2014|
|March 15, 2014||April 1, 2014|
|March 31, 2014||May 1, 2014|
Additionally, new carriers and products are continuing to be added as plan and rate information become available. Members can call 1-800-282-8626 or Register below to create an account, and start shopping for plans.