CMS Announces 67 Million in Navigator Grantee Awards
September 04, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on September 2, 2015 grant awards totaling $67 million to support outreach efforts designed to connect people with local help as they seek to understand the coverage options and financial assistance available at HealthCare.gov. Awarded to 100 organizations located in 34 states that operate Federally-facilitated Marketplaces, State Partnership Marketplaces, and supported State-Based Marketplaces, the three year-long Marketplace Navigator grants will fuel efforts to help consumers enroll in a health plan that fits their budget and best meets their family’s needs.
Navigators and assisters are trained specialists who provide consumers in their communities with in-person help, answering their questions about their health insurance and financial assistance options and assisting them as they complete their applications. Navigators are knowledgeable about the range of health plans available on HealthCare.gov as well as Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This year’s Navigator grantees will help expand access to local help in many states.
For a list of CMS Navigator awardees or more information about Navigators and other Marketplace resources, please visit:https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/2015_Navigator_Grantee_Summaries_FINAL_09-01-2015.pdf