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HHS awards $67 million for insurance exchange navigators

August 15, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services today awarded 105 grants totaling $67 million for “navigators” to provide in-person assistance to individuals and small businesses enrolling in health coverage through Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces, also known as exchanges, beginning Oct. 1. The navigators are expected to provide unbiased information in a culturally competent manner to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. They must become certified by completing 20-30 hours of training and renew their certification yearly. To view the grantees, click here.