Description: This program is to assist consumers with filing complaints and appeals, assist consumers with enrollment into health coverage, and educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities. In addition, by law they will collect data on consumer inquires and complaints to help the Secretary identify problems in the marketplace and strengthen enforcement. Starting in 2014, programs must also help resolve problems with premium credits for Exchange coverage.
Funding Title: Consumer Assistance Program Grants
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Health insurance consumer
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: HHS requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through http://www.grants.gov.
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments or 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.
Awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://dhhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/aboutog/ogpoe.html
Link to Full Information: http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Funding-Opportunities/index.html#Consumer Assistance Program Grants
Programmatic Contact:Holly Whelan firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 492-4220
Administrative Questions Contact: Michelle Feagins email@example.com (301) 492-4312