Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) is a statewide nonprofit law firm established in 1971 whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities our of poverty. GLSP priorities are maintaining economic stability, achieving access to health care, preserving the home, supporting families, and serving populations with special vulnerabilities. Georgia Legal Services Program is requesting $488,248 of continuation funding for year 2 of the Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-Facilitated Exchanges to help individuals prepare applications to establish eligibility and enroll in coverage through the Exchanges. GLSP's Georgia ENROLL program allows five full-time, federally trained, and certified navigators to provide direct education of federally-facilitated exchanges, targeted assistance to underserved and vulnerable populations and increases awareness and accessibility to affordable insurance programs. Our project area consists of the following 47 rural, marginalized Georgia counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Banks, Berrien, Brantley, Calhoun, Candler, Charlton, Clarke, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Echols, Elbert, Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Habersham, Hall, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Lumpkin, Macon, Montgomery, Murray, Oglethorpe, Polk, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Stewart, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Tift, Toombs, Union, Whitfield, Wilkes, Worth. Our target population include the uninsured, ethnic minorities, low-income individuals, women with children, pregnant women, new mothers, women fleeing domestic violence, people with physical or intellectual disabilities, people with mental health disorders, and Medicaid-eligible consumers not enrolled in coverage despite being eligible for Medicaid. The Project Director of Georgia ENROLL, the Lead Navigator and all five program navigators will be certified or re-certified by October 1, 202
2. The goals of Georgia ENROLL for year 2 are (1) provide 1:1 assistance to a minimum of 1,944 consumers each year; including assistance to consumers with enrollment or re-enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP) and targeted assistance to limited English proficiency, underserved and uninsured populations throughout rural Georgia; (2) reach 7,000 consumers through education, enrollment, and outreach activities to raise awareness about the Marketplace and increase accessibility in rural Georgia and (3) ensure compliance with all federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements. The impact of our program will be measured by the number of individuals assisted in understanding the basic concepts and rights related to health insurance coverage and how to use it, the number of individuals assisted with complex cases and other marketplace enrollment issues and the number of individuals assisted with Marketplace forms, exemptions and appeals.