2016 Obamacare coverage deadline approaches

Posted at 5:50 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 05:50:40-05

Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act to be covered by January 1, 2016.

The City of Tampa is offering free help for people who want to sign up for healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare navigators will be available at five Park & Rec centers each Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. through the enrollment deadline on January 31, 2016.

"As Mayor, it is my responsibility to do everything I can to ensure our friends and neighbors in the City remain happy and healthy for years to come," said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "Everyone deserves the right to see a doctor when they are injured or get medications when they are sick. There are no exceptions."

The navigators will be at the following Tampa Park & Rec centers:

  • Cyrus Green Center, 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
  • Forest Hills Center, 724 West 109th Avenue
  • Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue
  • Loretta Ingraham Center, 1615 North Hubert Avenue
  • Port Tampa Center, 4702 West McCoy Street

You must sign up for healthcare coverage by December 15 if you wish to covered starting January 1, 2016. The deadline for coverage in 2016 is January 31.

For more information on how to enroll for healthcare, or call (877) 813-9115.

Navigators will not be available at the Park & Rec centers from December 22 to January 1 due to the holidays.