Health Care Navigation

Jewish Family Service assists all community members interested in accessing health insurance. Since 2013, our team of certified health care navigators has responded to more than 18,000 requests for assistance in exploring and purchasing insurance on the health care marketplace through the Affordable Care Act.

Anyone can sign up for health care during open enrollment (November through December), but those facing qualifying life events can apply during a special enrollment period. Qualifying life events include:

  • Job change or loss
  • Household change (marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of child)
  • Loss of other health coverage
  • Denial by Medicaid or CHIP coverage
  • Moving your residence outside your insurance’s plan’s service area
  • Gaining citizenship
  • Leaving incarceration

We can also assist qualifying individuals and families in applying for Medicaid throughout the year.

Open enrollment is taking place now from November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017.

Click here to read an article about Navigation and how JFS plays a role.

For more information, contact us at 248.592.2313 or resourcecenter@jfsdetroit.org.