June 09, 2020
Okeechobee, Florida – Raulerson Hospital, Highlands Regional Medical Center, St. Lucie Medical Center and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, members of the HCA Healthcare network of hospitals, are now offering an insurance hotline. If you need insurance coverage option assistance, call (833) 867-8771 from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
“The COVID-19 crisis has challenged our communities in a number of ways, and we know many of our friends and neighbors have experienced the stress of losing their health insurance, ” said Charles Gressle, president of HCA East Florida Division. “Just as we set up a COVID–19 hotline at the start of the crisis, we want to make sure we’re there to help our community as we move forward.”
Hotline advisors can discuss eligibility and advocacy services appropriate for a variety of scenarios, including:
- Continuing your employer's existing plan if you have recently lost your job (COBRA and other options)
- Applying for coverage via a spouse's benefit program
- Resources that may help offset the costs of health insurance
- Medicaid: Government healthcare 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 changing life event
We are not representing any other company or selling insurance plans—our goal is simply to help the community get important information to confidently manage their health needs. There is no cost for this service.
About HCA East Florida
HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. Serving residents throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and the Treasure Coast, HCA East Florida encompasses Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Highlands Regional Medical Center, JFK Medical Center-Main Campus, JFK Medical Center-North Campus, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Northwest Medical Center, Palms West Hospital, Plantation General Hospital, Raulerson Hospital, St. Lucie Medical Center, University Hospital and Westside Regional Medical Center. HCA East Florida offers multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, urgent care and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,800 employees and has more than 6,900 physicians on staff. For more information, visit HCA East Florida.