Center For Family Services Inc.: $677,797. The nonprofit human services agency will cover seven southern counties — Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland.
The Urban League of Hudson County: $565,000: ULHC will partner with the Urban League for Bergen County, the Urban League of Morris County and the Urban League Union County to assist consumers in enrolling in the Marketplace.
Public Health Solutions: $400,583: Public Health Solutions is based in New York City but plans to partner with community-based organization in New Jersey to reach Hudson and Essex Counties.
Orange ACA Navigator Project: $239,810. The Orange ACA Navigator Project (OACANP) will integrate several successfully existing community-based systems to serve as a guide to help uninsured residents and small businesses in underserved and vulnerable populations.
“Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their coverage options in the Marketplace,” Sebelius said. “A network of volunteers on the ground in every state – health care providers, business leaders, faith leaders, community groups, advocates, and local elected officials – can help spread the word and encourage their neighbors to get enrolled.”
“Today’s announcement is another step forward in implementing the Affordable Care Act and ensuring that New Jerseyans will be able to access high quality, affordable health coverage in the marketplace starting in October,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said. “These five organizations will help provide individuals and families throughout our state with unbiased, clear information – not only about the marketplace plans, but also their Medicaid and CHIP options.”
In addition, the Kaiser Family Foundation has a tool that illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.
With this calculator, you can enter different income levels, ages, and family sizes to get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how much you could spend on health insurance. As premiums and eligibility requirements may vary, contact your state’s Medicaid office or exchange with enrollment questions.