Money for the so-called health insurance “navigators” has arrived. The federal government announced Thursday that eight Texas organizations will receive a total of $10.8 million to train “navigators” to help uninsured Texans find coverage on the new marketplace set to open Oct.1.
The biggest grant for navigator hiring and training in Texas, $5.8 million, is going to United Way of Tarrant County. Along with eight other organizations across the state (North Texas groups listed below), United Way of Tarrant County will have about five weeks to complete training before they can help individuals apply for coverage. According to an HHS spokeswoman, navigators must complete about 20 hours of initial base training.
North Texas Grant Recipients:
- United Way of Tarrant County
- National Urban League
- National Hispanic Council on Aging