Implications of Navigator Funding Changes on People with HIV: Navigator Perspectives

Introduction
  1. Pollitz, K. Tolbert, J., and Diaz, M. Kaiser Family Foundation. Data Note: Changes in 2017 Federal Navigator Funding. 2017.  https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/data-note-changes-in-2017-federal-navigator-funding/

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  2. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Press Release. Policies Related to the Navigator Program and Enrollment Education for the Upcoming Enrollment Period. August 31, 2017.  https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/Policies-Related-Navigator-Program-Enrollment-Education-8-31-2017pdf.pdf

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  3. Kates, J. and Dawson, L. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Insurance Coverage Changes for People with HIV Under the ACA. 2017. https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/insurance-coverage-changes-for-people-with-hiv-under-the-aca/

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  4. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/2016-Navigator-Summaries_12-16-2016-Updated.pdf

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  5. See 3rd party Google Document detailing 2016 and 2017 navigator grant information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQXaqOVh4WGWAkYpRv80tdmCxUzRF9kavTmo8A0GCRfSB2lJeZyrTrGp7RoE3EG64wFLD2TuO6kpp7X/pubhtml

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Findings
  1. [1] See 3rd party Google Document detailing 2016 and 2017 navigator grant information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQXaqOVh4WGWAkYpRv80tdmCxUzRF9kavTmo8A0GCRfSB2lJeZyrTrGp7RoE3EG64wFLD2TuO6kpp7X/pubhtml

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  2. Premium assistance is the mechanism by which Ryan White Program grantees are provide financial assistance to help with the cost of insurance (usually premiums and other cost-sharing).

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