Enrolling in Health Insurance is Complicated. That’s Where Navigators Can Help.

With the close of Open Enrollment for federally run marketplaces last week, preliminary reports suggest this year’s total sign-ups will be fewer than prior years. The Administration also recently released data that calls into question the value of Navigators, noting that they accounted for less than 1 percent of customers who were signed up by federally funded navigator organizations in 2016. CHIR’s Olivia Hoppe explains how these data fail to tell the whole story. Continue reading

How Do Updated 2014 Federal Poverty Level Thresholds Impact Medicaid, CHIP & Premium Tax Credit Eligibility?

The Administration recently released updated federal poverty level thresholds for 2014. With eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP and premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act at stake, consumers and those assisting them need to understand what these new thresholds mean. Here to explain is our colleague at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, Martha Heberlein. Continue reading