Enroll America Statement on the HHS Navigator Grant Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Anne Filipic, president of Enroll America, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that 90 organizations will receive federal Navigator grants:

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement to award $60 million in Navigator grants to 90 organizations in federally-facilitated and state partnership marketplace states shows a strong commitment to ensuring the availability of in-person assistance in communities. Based on what we’ve learned from our data, research, and experience with consumers on the ground, we know that free, local help is critical to reaching enrollment goals. In fact, consumers who received help from an in-person assister during the first open enrollment period were about twice as likely to successfully enroll compared to consumers who attempted to enroll online without help. As the second open enrollment period approaches, we will continue to expand our current partnerships with in-person assisters, help to recruit Certified Application Counselors in the areas that need them most, and host bigger and better enrollment events in communities to connect consumers with the free expert help they need to get covered.”

About Get Covered America and Enroll America

Get Covered America is a national campaign of Enroll America that is focused on educating consumers about the benefits of health coverage and the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. With operations in eleven states (AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN and TX), our grassroots team is powered by passionate staff and volunteers with one motivating goal: to give Americans the information they need to choose an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families.

Enroll America is the nation’s leading health care enrollment coalition, bringing together community and health organizations, businesses and others to inform consumers about new health coverage options and how to enroll in them. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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