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Health Care Committee Update
February 13, 2013

Staff Contact: Lev Ginsburg

DOH Request for Applications

Today, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued a Request for Applications, entitled, “Consumer Assistance for the New York State Health Benefit Exchange: In Person Assistors and Navigators” (RFA). The purpose of the RFA is to solicit Applications from entities to participate in the New York Health Benefit Exchange (NYHBE) In Person Assistor (IPA)/Navigator Program. The IPA/Navigator Program (Program) will provide in person, culturally competent, linguistically appropriate and disability accessible health insurance application assistance. The Program is designed to reduce barriers in accessing insurance by providing in person assistance in community based locations frequented by target populations, at times that are convenient to potential Exchange enrollees (individuals, small businesses andsmall business employees), including evenings and weekends. Entities must meet the criteria in Sections II(A) of the RFA to be deemed eligible to submit an Application in response to the RFA.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the RFA, it has been posted and is available for download on the Department's public website here.