Navigators

Via Pennie:

Pennie Has Issued a New Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Enrollment Assister Contract to Expand Support Across Pennsylvania Communities  

Pennie is seeking an organization to build grassroots awareness and provide direct enrollment assistance to Pennsylvanians seeking health coverage. Proposals due at 1 pm on June 27th.   

Harrisburg, PA – May 2024 – Pennie, PA’s official health insurance marketplace, has issued a Request for Proposal for Assister Services.  The awardee will collaboratively drive statewide activities to increase awareness of the financial help and health coverage available through Pennie, and work directly with community organizations to provide local, in-person enrollment assistance.  

The primary goals of this project are to:  

via Connect for Health Colorado:

DENVER— Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, is requesting applications from new and returning organizations to operate Assistance Sites, Certified Application Counselor locationsEnrollment Centers, and Referral Partner locations across the state.

“Our partners provide a crucial one-on-one service to help Coloradans get covered,” said Connect for Health Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Patterson. “They help us make sure local communities, especially those who face barriers in getting health coverage, can access the plans and savings we offer. I encourage interested organizations and current partners to apply.”

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via the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance:

Governor Murphy and Acting Commissioner Zimmerman Announce Record-Breaking 397K People Signed Up for Health Insurance Through Get Covered New Jersey During Open Enrollment

  • Enrollment Up 61% Since the Murphy Administration Assumed Operation of the Health Insurance Exchange
  • Residents with a Qualifying Life Event or Who Meet Certain Income Levels Still Have Options to Get Covered

TRENTON —Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman today announced that more than 397,000 New Jerseyans signed up for health coverage through Get Covered New Jersey during the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period, marking another year of historic enrollment in New Jersey.

The headline says 397K but it's actually just shy of 398K.

via Covered California:

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California has opened the application process for its Navigator Program, with up to $33.9 million to be granted over the next three years to community organizations that help individuals and families become aware of and enroll in health insurance, with a focus on diverse and underserved communities.

The application process will run until March 15. For this Navigator Program funding cycle, the total annual budget has nearly doubled, increasing from $6.5 million to up to $11.3 million per year.

“Covered California’s success over the past decade is due in great part to the tremendous Navigator Program grantees that have helped Californians understand their health care options and get the coverage they need,” Executive Director Jessica Altman said. “The increased funding this year is a testament to the effectiveness of this program and will help strengthen our efforts to reach the most vulnerable Californians where they are.”

via the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance (via email; no link yet):

  • Health Insurance Sign-Ups Reach Record High at Get Covered New Jersey as Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

Residents Urged to Sign up for Health Coverage; Pop-up Events Provide Additional Enrollment Assistance In Advance of January 31st Deadline

 TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman today announced that more than 366,000 New Jersey residents, a record high for New Jersey, signed up for a 2024 health insurance plan through the state’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, in the first nine weeks of the Open Enrollment Period that started on November 1, 2023.  The Acting Commissioner also announced that the department is continuing to hold pop-up enrollment and assistance events at several New Jersey shopping malls for two weeks in January to provide resources and encourage residents to enroll in 2024 health coverage before the end of Open Enrollment on January 31st.

via the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance:

  • NJ residents must enroll by Dec. 31 for coverage starting Jan. 1
  • 9 in 10 People Who Enroll Qualify for Savings; Many Pay $10 a Month or Less for Health Coverage

TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman today announced that more than 330,000 New Jersey residents signed up for a 2024 health insurance plan through the state’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, in the first five weeks of the Open Enrollment Period that started on November 1, 2023. Total signups have increased compared to the same timeframe last year, as residents continue to take advantage of record levels of financial help available from the State of New Jersey and the federal government and more plan options to choose from. 

Open Enrollment for 2024 health insurance ends January 31st, but residents must enroll in a plan by December 31, 2023 for coverage to take effect on January 1, 2024. 

via the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance:

  • 9 in 10 people Who Enroll Will Qualify for Savings; Many Pay $10 a Month or Less for Health Coverage
  • Residents Can View Available Plans and See if They Qualify for Financial Help Now at GetCovered.NJ.gov

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman today announced that the annual Open Enrollment Period at Get Covered New Jersey (GetCovered.NJ.gov), the state’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace, has begun. Consumers will continue to benefit from historic levels of financial help that remain available and more health plan options with an additional insurance company offering plans on the marketplace.

via the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance:

 Funding supports free tailored assistance to residents looking for coverage through the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey 

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman announced today $5 million in Navigator grants awards to 26 community organizations to assist in enrolling uninsured and underinsured New Jersey residents in health coverage through Get Covered New Jersey, New Jersey’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace during the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period and throughout the year. The 2023-2024 Open Enrollment Period starts November 1st.

The grant-funded health insurance Navigators will provide free outreach, education, and enrollment assistance to residents shopping for health insurance and help them apply for financial help.

via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

Since 2013, Navigators have helped Americans understand their health insurance options and facilitated their enrollment in health insurance coverage through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM). As trusted community partners, their mission focuses on assisting the uninsured and other underserved communities. Navigators serve an important role in connecting communities to health coverage, including communities that historically have experienced lower access to health coverage and greater disparities in health outcomes. Entities and individuals cannot serve as Navigators without receiving federal cooperative agreement funding, authorized in the Affordable Care Act, to perform Navigator duties.

via the New Jersey Dept. of Banking & Insurance:

NJ Department of Banking and Insurance Announces Federal Approval of Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Extension to Continue Reinsurance Program

Reinsurance Program Improves Health Insurance Affordability

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance today announced the state received federal approval of a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Extension to continue a reinsurance program that lowers health insurance premiums in the individual market by 15 percent. The reinsurance program increases certainty and stability in New Jersey’s individual health insurance market.

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