Did you lose your job due to COVID-19? Don’t forget to figure out your next steps with health insurance

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During these trying times, your health is priority.

If you’ve recently lost your job — and subsequently, your health insurance — it can leave you worried, scared and anxious.

But you should never feel like you’re out of options.

In fact, some companies can help you through this surreal current chapter of life, because you’re not alone. Many people are in your same boat, and that should bring you some comfort.

For example, Murray Insurance, which has multiple offices in Florida, is one of those companies that wants to get you the coverage you need to stay healthy.

Murray has several options to make sure you’re covered in this unprecedented time.

The company, which was founded in 1981 by W. Edward Murray, Jr., is a family-owned business that can respond quickly to people’s changing needs. In fact, the group was appointed as a Contracted General Agency for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida in 1983. Since then, they’ve assisted more than 250,000 individuals with their health insurance needs. So you know the company has experience in matters such as this.

Here are some things the experts at Murray Insurance want you to know:

  • If you lost your health insurance provider due to being laid off, you’re eligible to apply for a new plan within 60 days of your termination date. That is the normal time frame to enroll following a life-change event.
  • If you get sick with COVID-19 or another ailment, you won’t want to be without coverage. To make sure Florida Blue members who need care are able to better focus on their health, through June 1, not only is the test $0, but Blue is waiving the cost share for the treatment of a COVID-19 diagnosis, including in-patient hospitalization.
  • If you’ve been laid off, research with your employer to find out when your last day of health coverage is, so you can time your application with a company like Murray Insurance. This will help you avoid gaps in coverage. Just remember the 60 day time frame.
  • It usually just takes a phone call to find out if you’re eligible. During an initial call, you can typically expect to speak with a licensed, friendly agent about your situation, and they’ll assess your health care needs. You can then choose a plan that matches your situation.

Murray Insurance says it prides itself on providing affordable health care -- and aims to make it easy for people to enroll. Agents can determine if you are eligible for help paying for your coverage through the marketplace, at no charge to you.

Costs may be as low as a $0 monthly premium.

Do you have any questions? Looking for health insurance is stressful enough, without dealing with a global pandemic.

Click or tap here to learn more about what Murray Insurance can offer, or call the company at 407-792-1751.