Health Insurance Marketplace in Florida

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is one of eight organizations receiving funds from The Department of Health and Human Services to assist Floridians in understanding their coverage options in the insurance marketplace.

For information on healthcare reform and how the health insurance marketplace in Florida works please visit this site.

Affordable Care Act

Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act guarantees that all Americans - regardless of their health status or pre-existing conditions - will finally have access to quality, affordable coverage.

People will be able to apply for affordable health insurance coverage choices in Health Insurance Marketplaces when open enrollment begins on October 1. The Health Insurance Marketplace will offer a choice of quality, affordable health plans. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.

Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the Marketplace.

 

 

 

   
 

FLorida Lawmakers back $7.5 million Epilepsy Program

 

Please thank your state legislators today!

 

 Take Action - Click To Thank Your Legislator Now!

 

In our home state, more than 375,000 Floridians live with epilepsy; approximately 84,000 of these are children. Today, 12 percent of Americans with epilepsy live in Florida and indicators are that this number may increase, not only as the baby boomers age but also because Florida is home to the second largest veteran population in the nation--with the incidence of post-traumatic epilepsy the highest in the military than the general population. 

 

It’s clearly in our state’s interest to respond to the growing health care and support needs of this vulnerable population. The good news is that with prevention, early intervention, education, medical treatment, support services and on-going case management, we can greatly improve quality of life for those with epilepsy and their families while also saving money and resources. Florida’s Epilepsy Service Providers (FESP) address these needs and provide vital, specialized, safety-net services that are cost-effective and work!

 

Your Voice is Needed!  Take a moment to share your support for FESP programs by thanking your legislators.  Click here to take action!

 

Although funding for the FESP was in jeopardy, the state legislature has come out strongly to support these programs!  Both the Florida Senate and House has included the needs of Floridians with epilepsy in their budgets!  Please take a moment today to thank the legislature, share your personal story, and support for these important programs by emailing your legislators now! 

 
   

       

Talk About It! Fundraising & Awareness Dinners

 

 

WHAT

You organize and host your own dinner for Epilepsy. Choose a theme: a sit-down dinner, backyard BBQ, cocktail hour – anything you’d like! Then invite all your friends, colleagues and family.

 

WHERE

Your home or anywhere you choose

 

WHEN

We encourage you to hold your event during the weekend of November 4, 5 and 6. However, you can hold your event at any time in November that is most convenient for you and your guests.

 

WHY: TO RAISE MONEY & AWARENESS OF EPILEPSY!

You will raise awareness about epilepsy by showing your guests a short, informative DVD which we will supply.

HOW

Organize your dinner or event and invite your guests. Simply decide the suggested donation you’ll ask of your attendees, with all money raised from your dinner going to the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. You can decide to ask for a specific amount from each guest or let guests make a donation amount of their choice. (Many people will just leave a small basket by the door, pass a hat, or put a nice gift-wrapped box somewhere at the party to collect the donations.)

 

 

 

 

Join us for our November Activities in celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month!

 

 

Got Seizures?

Please Join Us For A Special FREE Event

 

Managing Epilepsy & Seizure Care From Pediatrics Into Adulthood

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mayo Clinic:  Kinne Auditorium – Cannaday Bldg.
4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Here Are Just A Few of The Topics We’ll Cover At This One Time Only Event:

  • Epilepsy Overview & How Seizures Can Impact Growth & Development
  • Healthcare Decision Making In Childhood & Adolescent Epilepsy
  • Key Components To A Successful Transition In Epilepsy Care
  • Health, Lifestyle, Diet & Your Seizures
  • Epilepsy Management In Adulthood - New Choices & Directions In Research & Treatment of Epilepsy & Seizures

Who Should Attend?

  • Teens & Young Adults Who Have Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Parents & Caregivers Of Individuals With Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Family Members & Friends Who Want to Learn More About Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Teachers & Other Care Providers Who Work With Individuals Who Have Epilepsy/Seizures

 

Who Are The Speakers?

William O. Tatum, D.O.
Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Neurology, Mayo Clinic

Raj D. Sheth, M.D.
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology, Nemours Children’s Clinic

Harry S. Abram Jr., M.D.
Pediatric Neurology, Nemours Children’s Clinic

Lisa R. Cox, Ph.D.
Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist, Nemours Children’s Clinic

Ron Stone, M.B.A., R.D.
Assistant Director of Nutrition, Mayo Clinic

 

Whether You Are Newly Diagnosed Or Have Been On The Journey For A While, This Is An Event You Won’t Want To Miss!

Seating Is Limited So Please Be Sure To Register for this FREE Event Right Away!

For More Information & To Register call 1-904-307-2605 or click on the link below.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

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WHAT: 
You organize and host your own dinner for Epilepsy.  Choose a theme: a sit-down dinner, backyard BBQ, cocktail hour – anything you’d like!  Then invite all your friends, colleagues and family.

Click here to register to host your own event.