Get Covered America Statement on Ohio Navigator Grant Announcement

September 8, 2014

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, Get Covered America Ohio State Director Trey Daly released the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcing Ohio will receive $2,660,721 in Navigator grants for the second open enrollment period through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Among the Ohio Navigator grant recipients are Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Midwest Asian Health Association, and HRS/Erase, Inc.

“We are pleased to see a strong commitment to the Navigator program in Ohio. During the last open enrollment period, navigators and other in-person assisters played a valuable role in helping the more than 154,000 Ohioans who signed up for private insurance through the Marketplace. In fact, those who received help from a navigator or in-person assister were about twice as likely to successfully enroll in coverage.

Navigators were especially important in helping Ohioans understand their new options under the Affordable Care Act and letting them know about the availability of financial assistance to find a plan that fits their needs and their budget. We look forward to working with the Ohio Navigators to ensure that the next open enrollment is just as successful as the last and continuing to help Ohioans find quality, affordable health coverage.”

To get connected with a navigator or in-person assister, Ohioans can use the Get Covered America Locator tool at https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/locator/ or call a Get Covered America Ohio office, Cleveland (216-314-2392), Cincinnati (513-667-2304), and Columbus (614-636-0385).

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