COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Three South Carolina groups are receiving a total of $2-million to help the state's residents sign up for insurance under the new federal health care law.
The “Navigators,” as they're called, were selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and they'll educate the uninsured and under-insured about options for health care coverage they can begin purchasing in October.
Sixth District Congressman James Clyburn says Navigators will be trained to provide unbiased information to consumers about the new Health Insurance Marketplaces and qualified health plans.
Navigators will be required to adhere to strict security and privacy standards, including how to safeguard a consumer's personal information.
One of the three Navigators selected is The Cooperative Ministry, which is receiving a grant of $508,000 to work with residents in eight rural counties in the Midlands.