City of Tampa to host 'super' enrollment events for health care coverage

12:49 PM, Feb 26, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- For those of you who need help enrolling in affordable health care coverage, the City of Tampa will be hosting several "super" enrollment events throughout the city beginning March 1.

"With over 90,000 citizens of Tampa without healthcare, this is an economic and a quality of life issue for our friends, neighbors, and family members. All of us pay when an uninsured person walks into an emergency room with a chronic illness that could have been treated earlier and cheaper," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "We all benefit when our community is healthier."

Super Enrollment Weekend Events

Residents interested in affordable health care options are encouraged to walk in. At each "super" enrollment event, more than 10 navigators will be on hand in each recreation center, and are expected to sign up all who attend.

Residents are encouraged to bring Social Security numbers; Birth dates; Pay stubs, W-2 forms; Policy numbers for any current health insurance; Information about any health insurance you or your family could get from your employer.

  • Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave
  • Saturday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Jackson Heights Center, 3310 E Lake Ave
  • Wednesday, March 12, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,  Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave
  • Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Springhill Center, 1000 E Eskimo 
  • Sunday, March 16, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Springhill Center, 1000 E Eskimo 
  • Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Port Tampa Center, 4702 W McCoy St 
  • Saturday, March 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave

No appointment is necessary.

On-Going Weekday Availability

Navigators will continue to be available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on select dates during the week through the enrollment deadline of March 31, 2014.

  • Springhill Center, 1000 E Eskimo  - Mondays
  • Loretta Ingraham Center, 1615 N Hubert Ave - Tuesdays
  • Jackson Heights Center, 3310 E Lake Ave - Tuesdays
  • Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave - Wednesdays
  • Gwen Miller Center, 6410 N 32nd St  - Wednesdays
  • Cyrus Greene Center, 2101 E Dr. MLK Jr Blvd  - Thursdays
  • Forest Hills Center, 724 W 109th Ave  - Thursdays
  • Port Tampa Center, 4702 W McCoy St  - Thursdays
  • Copeland Park Center, 11001 N 15th St - Fridays

These 9 centers were chosen because they are the busiest centers in the City of Tampa. Note: Residents do not need to have a Rec Card to visit with a navigator at these centers. For more information, call (813) 422-4917.

For more information about the Affordable Care Act and to view a list of other places to get covered, please visit healthcare.gov. You can also visit 10 News' Healthcare 411 section for answers to viewer questions and the latest news on the Affordable Care Act.


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