Free Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance for Kansas Residents

Clay Center, KS-  Clay, Cloud, Washington and surrounding county residents can get free assistance finding and enrolling in Marketplace health insurance plans from Grow Clay County Certified Navigators. Open enrollment lasts until January 15, 2023, but customers must enroll by December 15, 2022, for coverage beginning on January 1.

Navigators are federally trained community health care workers who help consumers find and apply for the health coverage that is best suited to their needs and budget. They are focused on assisting all residents, especially those who have historically experienced lower access to health coverage and greater disparities in health outcomes to coverage. As trusted community partners, Navigators offer unbiased, confidential support, year-round.

“Grow Clay County is excited to offer this service to our region and help take the stress out of navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace. Inadequate health coverage can be a barrier to healthy, thriving communities. We are committed to providing creative strategies through leadership and resources to sustain and grow our region’s vibrant economy and maintain our outstanding quality of life.” indicated executive director, Natalie Muruato.
Grow Clay County provides enrollment assistance through the Kansas CARES program, which brings Navigator services to underserved communities throughout the state. A coalition of 12 agencies work across 42 Kansas counties, focusing on rural and diverse populations. This partnership was made possible by a major grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded to Thrive Allen County in August 2021. Since 2013, Thrive has offered enrollment assistance services to Allen County residents for the Marketplace and other health and safety net services in its Thrive CARES program.

Navigators are ready to help Clay, Cloud, Washington and surrounding county residents find the coverage they need. To make an appointment with a Navigator call Alicia Paul at 785-632-5674 or email

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