Navigator Grants Awarded

Eleven North Carolina organizations to field Navigators

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is serving as the grant administrator for a consortium of organizations providing information on North Carolina’s Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM or “Marketplace”). The Marketplace will offer qualified health insurance plans at www.healthcare.gov beginning October 1, 2013 for plans effective January 1, 2014.

Because of its unique 100-county footprint and experience with federal grants, consortium members asked CCNC to assist in applying for a federal grant to fund “Navigator” positions – impartial counselors who will help individuals and small businesses understand and compare new private-sector insurance products available through the Marketplace.

Earlier this month, the consortium was awarded a Navigator Cooperative Agreement for $1,988,428.  The grant from Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) provides for 40 Navigator positions (40 FTEs) across the consortium entities.  The posts are expected to be filled both from current staff and through new hires.

The Navigator Consortium partners are:

To apply for Navigator positions, please contact each consortium partner organization directly.

Navigators will be required to complete up to 30 hours of training and be certified before assisting persons to enroll in a qualified health plan on the Marketplace.

Other North Carolina organizations recently receiving Navigator Grants include Randolph Hospital, the Alcohol Drug Council of North Carolina and Mountain Projects in western North Carolina.