Florida Covering Kids and Families (FLCKF) is a community and consumer focused nonprofit initiative of The Chiles Center in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (USF) located in Tampa, FL. FLCKF is the lead applicant in the Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Exchanges application. This project aims to expand upon and maximize the capacity and infrastructure established under Project Years 1-10. The total budget requested is 12,908,382 dollars for the funding period. Within this consortium application are the following subrecipients that will perform Navigator functions: The Family Healthcare Foundation; Primary Care Access Network; Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida; Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida; NWFL (TBD), United Way Brevard; Big Bend Area Health Education Center, Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, and Epilepsy Florida. The Covering Florida Consortium will provide Navigator services across all counties in the state of FL. Covering Florida will provide a statewide toll-free telephone line and appointments (face-to-face, phone or virtual) in ALL 67 FL COUNTIES (statewide estimated uninsured rate of 2,608,912). Covering Florida partners will provide assistance in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the population served, while ensuring accessibility of Navigator services for individuals with disabilities. Covering Florida will be comprised of community-based, trained, multilingual, mobile, full/part time Navigators, prepared to assist consumers by October 1, 2023. 187 individual Navigators representing 140.91 FTEs will be providing Navigator services during OE. 179 individuals representing 124.82 FTEs will be actively working as Navigators post OE. During the project year we will provide 59,426 1:1 consumer interaction; reach 65,790 consumers through enrollment, education and outreach activities; assist 17,350 consumers with
enrollment/reenrollment in QHP; refer 6,160 consumers to Medicaid/CHIP. Targeted populations, who are vulnerable and disproportionately uninsured, include: LGBTQ+, gig workers, pregnant women with children, Medicaid unwind individuals, Young Invincibles, Hispanic/Latino, Haitian-Creole, service and hospitality workers, LEP, college students, re-entry population, victims of domestic violence, individuals with health and mental disabilities, and Ryan White ADAP clients. Covering Florida Consortium will conduct events during OE10; manage the statewide toll-free Covering Florida Line; and provide assistance virtually, in-person or by phone. The Covering Florida Consortium, through marketing and promotional activities, anticipates a reach of 78,037,432 over the budget period.