Community Health Workers trained as Navigators provide education and application assistance to help people navigate the health insurance marketplace and receive access to care.
Our Navigator program provides health insurance application assistance to residents of the U.S-Mexico border in Texas. Community Health Workers are trained and certified as Health Insurance Navigators, who then provide help to consumers, small businesses and their employees as they look for health coverage options. Navigators provide free and unbiased information to anyone who requests assistance, and the assistance is designed for anyone seeking health coverage. The Navigator program helps uninsured and underinsured individuals understand their health coverage options and complete eligibility and enrollment forms in order to access insurance.
Those who are already enrolled in health insurance coverage through the marketplace can also seek Navigator services for renewal or post-enrollment assistance. For people who do not benefit from available health coverage options, MHP Salud makes every effort to connect them with other community resources (e.g., community health clinics, social services).
MHP Salud’s Navigators provide virtual and in-person assistance, specifically to residents in Brewster, Cameron, El Paso, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Presidio, Starr, Terrell, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy and Zapata Counties. In collaboration with partner organizations, MHP Salud uses outreach, radio and social media to spread awareness.
The Navigator program originally began in September 2018 and will conclude in September 2019. This program is made possible through U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
For more information on this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org