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2014 Press Releases
BayCare Health System Hosts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Event On February 27

BayCare’s Health Insurance Navigators at Mease Countryside Hospital to Assist the Community with Individual Enrollment

CLEARWATER, Fla. (February 5, 2014) – BayCare Health System’s Health Insurance Navigators will be at an upcoming enrollment event for those interested in signing up for the Health Insurance Marketplace. The enrollment event will be on February 27, 2014, from 12 to 6 p.m. in the Mease Countryside Hospital lobby, located at 3231 McMullen Booth Rd., Safety Harbor, FL.

Health Insurance Navigators will be on site to offer free one-on-one assistance to the public in reviewing health care plans and enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The navigators will be able to provide general information and individual assistance in both English and Spanish.
BayCare’s Health Insurance Navigators are trained to provide unbiased information in a culturally competent manner to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

To make an appointment for the enrollment event or for more information about BayCare’s Health Insurance Navigators assistance, contact (855) 404-3334. Space is limited. Visit for more information about health care options. Open enrollment for The Health Insurance Marketplace is through March 31.

BayCare Health System has five Health Insurance Navigators located at various hospitals within the health system and offers free counseling services to anyone seeking an affordable health care plan. Navigators are funded through a federal grant awarded to the University of South Florida (USF) to help consumers shop for and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Announced earlier this year, BayCare received funding through the grant which runs through USF’s Florida Covering Kids and Families (FL-CKF). The Navigators are part of BayCare’s financial assistance team.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

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Beth Hardy
(727) 298-6199 Phone
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Lisa Creswell
(727) 461-8538 Phone
(727) 402-5975 Pager