Term Affordable Care Act Insurance Information/Counseling
Code LH-3500.0200
Definition Organizations that provide consumer assistance for individuals and small businesses wanting to purchase private insurance through the marketplaces for themselves or, in the case of employers, for their employees. Their primary responsibility is to facilitate enrollment of consumers in health insurance plans offered through the marketplaces. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the use of trained navigators to provide in-person education, and eligibility and enrollment assistance; and permits the use of trained in-person assisters and application counselors. The operator of the marketplace determines the process for establishing and managing the navigator program. Operations will vary depending on the model selected by the jurisdiction. Choices include a federally operated (or federally-facilitated) marketplace, a federal/state partnership or a state operated marketplace.
Created 6/26/13
Changed 11/17/15
Use References ACA Consumer Assistance Programs
ACA Information/Counseling
Affordable Care Act Consumer Assistance Programs
Affordable Care Act Information/Counseling
See Also References Affordable Care Act Federal Tax Credit Information (DT-8700.2000-065)
Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plans (LH-3000.0200)
Health Insurance Marketplaces (LH-3000.3050)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Health (General &Financing) (NTE E80)
Health Insurance Counseling (NPC E08.05)
Related Concepts Insurance
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Health Insurance Navigators, Application Counselors, In-Person Assisters", University of Maryland Extension, Extension Insurance Literacy Initiative,

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