Arizona has received two grant awards to build its Affordable Insurance Exchange. This includes a Planning Grant and a Level One Establishment Grant.
Summaries of Arizona’s applications for each grant are provided below:
Administrator: Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery
Award Amount: $29,877,427
Award Date: November 29, 2011
Application Due Date: September 30, 2011
Level of Funding: Level One
Summary: Arizona is focused on meeting the requirements for Exchange certification in 2013 and ensuring the Arizona Health Insurance Exchange is operational by January 1, 2014. With its Exchange Planning grant, Arizona has made progress in its Exchange planning with particular focus on background research, IT infrastructure and the certification of qualified health plans. Arizona will use Level One Establishment grant funding to secure the IT infrastructure necessary for a user-friendly website that is fully integrated with Arizona’s existing Medicaid web -based eligibility and enrollment system. Arizona will also finalize the plan management functions (including certification, recertification and decertification of health plans) to ensure that there are qualified plans available for individuals and small employers to select. Additionally, the Level One Establishment grant will enable Arizona to develop and implement plans for public education and outreach and determine how best to incorporate a Navigator program.
Awarded September 30, 2010
Administrator: Office of the Governor, Arizona Office of Economic Recovery
Amount Awarded: $999,670