CMS to dish out $60M on navigators for 2015 enrollment


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that it will spend at least $60 million on navigators for the next enrollment period, reports The Hill. CMS will require navigators to have a physical presence in their marketplaces to ensure more direct and personal communication. On top of submitting annual and quarterly reports, navigators will have to issue weekly and monthly progress reports to CMS that detail exactly how they're engaging with their communities. "Navigators have been an important resource for the millions of Americans who enrolled in coverage in 2014," said CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner. Article