Monday, July 28, 2014

CoxHealth awarded grant to educate and enroll consumers in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace

CoxHealth is one of 18 organizations awarded funding by the Missouri Foundation for Health to continue guiding consumers signing up for health insurance through the Missouri Marketplace.

“The $400,000 grant over 18-months pays for full-time Certified Application Counselors (CACs), the licensing of several additional CoxHealth employees, outreach and education opportunities and necessary equipment,” explains Diane Rozier, Certified Application Counselor Manager, CoxHealth Network.

In addition, the Missouri Foundation for Health’s service area is divided into five regions, with one grantee in each region serving as a hub. CoxHealth was selected to serve as the hub for southwest Missouri.

“As a hub, we’ll bring the other grantee organizations in our region together for training, skill development and best practices,” says Rozier. “We will work as a group to provide the community coordinated enrollment opportunities and ensure counselors are able to best assist with enrollment and respond to questions surrounding the Health Insurance Marketplace.”

During the first enrollment period this year, 152,335 Missourians signed up through health insurance through the Marketplace. The Certified Application Counselors at CoxHealth Network are preparing now for the fall open enrollment, November 15, 2014.

“This grant will expand our efforts to include health and health insurance education,” says Rozier. “We will provide accurate and balanced information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on the health system, the community and the individual.”

At the end of August, the CoxHealth Certified Application Counselors will have a new location, in the Kelley Plaza at 3318 S. National, Springfield, MO. For questions regarding fall open enrollment, contact the CACs at or 417/269-2945.