Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160


North Miami, FL – 9/26/2013

On October 1st, the new Health Insurance Marketplace will open to the public, offering millions of Americans a whole new way to shop for health insurance coverage that fits their budgets and meets their needs. The Marketplace is the result of the Affordable Health Care Act. 

North Miami Mayor Lucie M. Tondreau and Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime will join together with several not-for-profit organizations and healthcare agencies, including Borinquen Medical Centers, Sant-La Haitian Neighborhood Center and the Health Council of South Florida, to host a press conference tomorrow – Friday, September 27th – at 9 a.m. at North Miami City Hall, 776 NE 125 ST, to urge residents to learn about the Marketplace and the insurance options available for individuals, families and small businesses.  The Marketplace will open to the public on October 1st and healthcare coverage starts as early as January 1, 2014.  

Mayor Tondreau will also host a Town Hall Meeting in October to provide residents with additional information on the Health Insurance Marketplace and to assist the community with the online application process.  The Town Hall meeting kicks off North Miami Cares, a variety of health and wellness initiatives that Mayor Tondreau is bringing forward to the community.  

The best source of the latest and most accurate information on the Marketplace is  A new toll-free, multi-lingual call center is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at:  1-800-318-2596.  

WHAT:          Press Conference on the Health Insurance Marketplace
WHEN:          Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9 a.m.
WHO:             North Miami Mayor Lucie M. Tondreau and City Council, joined by Miami- Dade                       Commissioner Jean Monestime and several healthcare partners and community                                   not-for-profit organizations
WHERE:        North Miami City Hall - Second Floor, 776 NE 125 Street,
WHY:             Local promotion of the new Health Insurance Marketplace and to announce a Town Hall                        meeting to review the details and assist North Miami residents with applications.

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