Foundation for Healthy Communities Offering Health Insurance Assistance
Health Insurance Navigator Available to Assist New Hampshire Residents
CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce free health insurance navigation services to New Hampshire residents who need to apply for and enroll in health insurance through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Foundation was recently awarded with a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist consumers navigating, shopping for, and enrolling in health insurance coverage for plan year 2022 through a Health Insurance Navigator. This Navigator is available to all individuals statewide to provide assistance to consumers in a number of different ways, including identifying the health insurance options available to them through the Marketplace free of charge.
Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases grant awards to organizations who serve as Navigators in states that have a Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). Navigators play a vital role in helping consumers prepare applications to establish eligibility and enroll in coverage through the Marketplaces and potentially qualify for an insurance affordability programs. They also provide outreach and education to raise awareness about the Marketplace and refer consumers to health insurance ombudsman and consumer assistance programs when necessary. Navigators operate year-round—increasing awareness among the remaining uninsured about the coverage options available to them, helping consumers find affordable coverage that meets their needs, and assisting consumers beyond the enrollment process to ensure they’re equipped with the tools and resources needed to utilize and maintain their health coverage all year. Navigators must complete comprehensive federal Navigator training, criminal background checks, and state training and registration (when applicable), prior to assisting consumers.
If you or someone you know need health insurance, call the Health Insurance Navigator at the Foundation for Healthy Communities at (603) 415-4256 or email Adrian Jasion to find out what insurance options are available to you today.
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