The goals of Ascension Navigator Project budget year 2, 2022-2023 are: 1) provide 325 public events raising awareness about FFEs and helping consumers understand their health coverage options; 2) reach 21,000 consumers through marketing and promotional activities; 3) provide 1:1 assistance to 1500 consumers; 4) enroll 250 consumers in a qualified health plan (QHP); 5) assist 400 consumers with Medicaid/CHIP applications or referrals; 6) have 8 certified/recertified Navigators by 10/01/2022 and throughout the 2022-2023 budget period.
Ascension will perform all Navigator duties. No subrecipients or contractors will be used for the project.
Ascension requests the following yearly budget amount:$513,640.
Ascension Indiana Navigator Program will serve every consumer in need of assistance. However, a special emphasis will be placed on serving and aiding the historically underserved and vulnerable. These historically underserved and vulnerable populations include: 1) Latinx, African Americans, and other historically underserved ethnic and racial minorities. 2) residents from rural communities, 3) impoverished residents, 4) residents lacking reliable transportation and access to high-speed internet, 5) unemployed residents, 6) low wage, "gigeconomy" and self-employed residents, 7) residents with chronic illness including mental illness, and HIV/AIDS, 8) residents battling cancer, and 9) families of newborns. The size of the underserved and vulnerable populations in Indiana0 940,000; During the project's second year, Ascension will reach 21,000 underserved residents in Indiana.
Ascension will target the following Indiana counties: Clay, Clinton, Fountain, Hamilton, Hendricks, Howard, Jennings, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Vanderburgh, Warren, Warrick and Washington.
Ascension will have 5 active full-time certified/recertified Navigators by 10/01/2022 and 3 part-time certified/recertified Navigators throughout open enrollment. Ascension will have 5 active full-time certified/recertified Navigators and 3 part-time certified/recertified Navigators post enrollment.