nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information
More people will be eligible for health insurance as of January 1, 2014 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Nonprofits, small businesses, faith organizations and others will be able to apply for funding to support the training of a staff member to help members of their communities learn about the new options and enroll in Medicaid and new subsidized insurance, as appropriate. This is part-time, temporary support intended to supplement an existing staff position.
The purpose of the program is to reach community members where they are most comfortable as health insurance is a very personal topic. You don't have to be a health-related organization to do this work. It is another way to provide value in the community.
In Person Assisters (IPAs) help people who wouldn’t be likely to sign themselves up for insurance online.
It is expected that hundreds of IPAs will be housed in community-based nonprofit organizations across the state or in small businesses that already focus on helping the community. There will be small grants of up to $6,000 to cover expenses for each IPA these organizations provide.
To help design the program, nonprofits are encouraged to complete the online survey, which will register them to receive the Request for Proposals (RFP). Organizations that do not wish to fill out the survey but want to receive the RFP should submit their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org