Outreach and Enrollment Policy Updates
- 2017 Navigator Grant Award Recipients: In September, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced nearly $37 million in Navigator grant awards to organizations nationwide to support local in-person assistance to consumers enrolling into Marketplace coverage. This is the third year of a three-year funding cycle. The 2017-18 funding levels represent a 41% reduction in overall funding for all grantees. These cuts were disproportionately allocated across the nation. For example, grantees in Indiana, Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan, and Ohio received a 70% reduction in funding overall whereas grantees in Kansas, West Virginia, and Delaware received the same amount of funding overall.