ASPIN Receives Indiana Navigator Grant

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc. an Indiana Navigator Grant. ASPIN, in a strategic partnership with Ivy Tech, will use the funds totaling nearly $900,000, to promote the Federally Facilitated Exchange and to raise awareness and educate Indiana’s citizens about the new coverage options offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Navigators hired with the grant funds will be a vital resource for people who have questions regarding health care coverage enrollment options, with a goal of reaching as many people as possible throughout the state to help them understand and enroll in individually selected health coverage.

On Aug. 15, 2013, CMS awarded $67 million in Navigator Cooperative Agreements to 105 entities to serve in the 34 federally-facilitated and state partnership marketplaces.

Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc. (d.b.a. ASPIN) is a 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit network that operates five major service lines: third party contract administration, professional training, grants management, consumer education and workforce development, and technical assistance. The mission of ASPIN is to provide innovative educational programs, resource management, program development, and network management in collaboration with all healthcare entities to address health disparities.

The ASPIN Navigator Project was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CA-NAV-13-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of oral, written, and electronic communications are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies unless cited otherwise.