Posted 11 months ago
By Scott Carlson
The groups have turned to churches, libraries and food banks to address one of their biggest challenges: Spreading word that the marketplaces will open Tuesday for a six-month enrollment period as part of the Affordable Care Act.
The largest nonprofit, Community Action of Nebraska, plans to have 62 insurance “navigators” hired and trained to help with enrollment at its local offices throughout the state.
Meredith Collins, of Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, says her organization has held public meetings in McCook and North Platte. The group has hired a full-time insurance navigator to enroll consumers, and trained staff in five of its 27 counties.