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Forum to address insurance options for entrepreneurs

The Beaver Street Enterprise Center is offering a “Health Insurance Forum” to self-employed entrepreneurs beaverstreetlogosmallon Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The forum will provide insights into the options entrepreneurs have concerning health insurance.

August is the open-enrollment period  that allows single-group employers, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and others to obtain health insurance or switch plans on a guaranteed-issue basis. During August, insurers and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) that write small-group policies must offer basic and standard coverage to self-employed Floridians without regard to health status.  Policies written or renewed in August have a plan start date of October 1, 2009.

Applicants must meet all of the conditions and criteria established by law, and provide documentation verifying the operation of an active business, including tax forms, license information and business receipts, per Florida Statute 627.6699(3)(u).

The forum will cover the different types of insurance options available to entrepreneurs. Cost is $15, which includes light refreshments.

Register by calling 904-265-4700 or by e-mailing

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