Navigators announced for health insurance marketplace

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Navigators announced for health insurance marketplace

posted 09.05.13

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released the list of organizations receiving grants to become Navigators in the health insurance marketplace. When the federally-facilitated marketplace opens for enrollment Oct. 1, Texans seeking private insurance can contact these groups for help with the enrollment process and finding out if they are eligible for subsidized coverage.

Eight Texas organizations were awarded a total of $10.8 million to assist a variety of Texans across the state. All grant amounts are anticipated.

The United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County is receiving $5,889,181 to encourage enrollment to the people of Fort Worth and the Arlington areas.

Migrant Health Promotion, Inc. is receiving $589,750 to educate and enroll migrant populations in the Rio Grande Valley area.

The National Hispanic Council on Aging is receiving $646,825 to assist individuals in Dallas County that are “socially isolated due to cultural and linguistic differences,” according to CMS.

Change Happens is receiving $785,000 to educate the public in and around Houston on the marketplace’s eligibility and enrollment rules, with a goal of enrolling 98,891 individuals in affordable health coverage.

The United Way of El Paso County is receiving $642,121 for the Enroll El Paso project to educate individuals about the marketplace and help them enroll.

Southern United Neighborhoods is receiving $600,678 to coordinate with other local organizations on public education statewide.

The East Texas Behavioral Healthcare Network is receiving $1,337,520 to assist uninsured and self-employed individuals in 75 Texas counties with understanding the marketplace and finding affordable insurance that suits them.

The National Urban League is receiving $376,800 to help low-income, underserved, and urban residents across the state.

View the nationwide list of grant recipients.