CFS named Navigator Awardee, will lead healthcare enrollment efforts in South Jersey

Camden City non-profit awarded largest contract in New Jersey
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CAMDEN- Center For Family Services (CFS) was one of 100 groups announced as a Navigator Grant awardee by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to receive funds to help people enroll in the new health insurance marketplace beginning October 1, 2013. CFS was awarded $677,797, the largest grant in New Jersey, to assist individuals with applications, take part in outreach efforts, and educate the community on their options.

As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), trained navigators serve as guides to help people gain access to high quality, affordable health coverage through the health insurance marketplace. CFS Navigators will be available in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem county libraries, health fairs, and outreach events with the goal of enrolling 500,000 individuals by March 31, 2014.

“Center For Family Services is excited to be a part of this ambitious effort to help Americans gain access to affordable medical coverage by March 31, 2014,” says Eileen Henderson, CFS Vice President. “We are prepared with trained navigators and volunteers; we are expanding on relationships we already have in the community and building new ones so that every person in South Jersey has the opportunity to meet with our staff to understand their options and select the best plan for their needs.”     

For more information on Center For Family Services or to find out where a CFS Navigator will be in your community, please visit centerffs.org.

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Center For Family Services: Center For Family Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, fulfilled lives in strong families and healthy communities.