Federal Court Ruling: Navigator Laws Cannot Impose Additional Requirements on Navigators and Other Assisters in Federal Marketplace States

A federal court has decisively struck down a Missouri law requiring navigators and other consumer assisters to be licensed and pay a fee. Our Georgetown University Center for Children and Families colleague, Tricia Brooks, takes a look at the ruling and what it might mean for navigator laws in other states. Continue reading

Will New Laws in States with Federally Run Health Insurance Marketplaces Hinder Outreach?

Although the federal government will play a primary role in administering the navigator program in the 33 states with a federally facilitated exchange, many state legislatures have enacted or considered legislation that subjects navigators to state requirements. In a post that originally appeared on The Commonwealth Fund Blog, Katie Keith, Kevin Lucia, and Christine Monahan describe the role of navigators and well as the potentially detrimental impact of this recent state legislative activity on effective consumer outreach. Continue reading