CoxHealth Gets Grant to Educate, Enroll Consumers in Missouri Marketplace

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/25 2014 02:07PM

Updated 07/25 2014 02:08PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – CoxHealth announces it was one of 18 organizations awarded funding by the Missouri Foundation of Health to continue helping consumers sign up for health insurance through the Missouri Marketplace.

According to CoxHealth’s Certified Application Counselor Manager Diane Rozier, the $400,000 grant will be paid out over 18 months for full-time certified application counselors (CACs), the licensing of additional CoxHealth employees, outreach and education opportunities and equipment.

“This grant will expand our efforts to include health and health insurance education,” says Rozier.  “We will provide accurate and balanced information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on the health system, the community and the individual.”

The Missouri Foundation for Health service area is divided into five regions, with one grantee in each region serving as a hub.

In addition to the grant, CoxHealth was selected to serve as a hub for southwest Missouri.

“As a hub, we’ll bring the other grantee organizations in our region together for training, skill development and best practices,” says Rozier.  “We will work as a group to provide the community coordinated enrollment opportunities and ensure counselors are able to best assist with enrollment and respond to questions surrounding the Health Insurance Marketplace.”

During the first enrollment period this year, 152,335 Missourians signed up through health insurance through the Marketplace.

According to Rozier, the Certified Application Counselors at CoxHealth Network are preparing now for the fall open enrollment, November 15, 2014.
At the end of August, the CoxHealth Certified Application Counselors will have a new location, in the Kelley Plaza at 3318 S. National, Springfield, MO. 

For questions regarding fall open enrollment, contact the CACs at or 417/269-2945.

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