The health insurance marketplace is a component of the Affordable Care Act and is designed to allow people to shop for private health insurance based on quality and price.
The grant is part of MFH’s Expanding Coverage through Consumer Assistance Program and the Cover Missouri Coalition. The coalition’s goal is to reduce Missouri’s rate of uninsured to less than five percent in the next five years. Currently, 17.3 percent of Missourians under age 65 are uninsured.
CoxHealth will use the grant to hire and support five new staff members who will conduct outreach and education about the health insurance marketplace, help people complete the enrollment process and help with any account changes.