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Free hotline is offered for those residents by Ocala Health to find temporary health coverage amid Covid-19 pandemic

For those who lost their jobs or their insurance this hotline is aimed to help. 

As mentioned earlier Ocala Health is offering assistance through a new hotline, in order to help individuals and families who have lost health insurance coverage find temporary coverage while they are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was mentioned in a news release, this can be applicable to residents and advisors are available to discuss eligibility and advocacy services appropriate for a variety of scenarios, such as:

  • Continuing an employer’s existing plan for those who have recently lost a job
  • Applying for coverage via a spouse’s benefit program
  • Resources that may help offset the costs of health insurance
  • Medicaid for those that meet certain criteria
  • State and federal health insurance exchanges (such as the Affordable Care Act), and how to enroll due to a life-changing event like job loss.

The Health Coverage Hotline is available to anyone who needs assistance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 833-867-8771, said by the officials.

“These services are offered at no cost; Moreover Ocala Health is not representing any other company or selling insurance plans,” said the officials in a news release.