Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana

Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana

Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana (NHL) is a consortium made up of the three Louisiana AHECs which serve all of the state.  SWLAHEC receives funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services on behalf of this consortium to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Exchanges. This funding allows SWLAHEC’s to continue to serve as Louisiana’s statewide Navigator entity. Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana train and dispatch a cadre of 18 professional and licensed personnel who systematically and efficiently educate citizens and documented residents regarding the Federally-facilitated Insurance Marketplace, and assist consumers in enrolling in qualified health plan, managed-care plans through Louisiana’s expanded Medicaid program, or refer them to other appropriate agencies or programs.

All AHEC Navigators maintain expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and program specifications and conduct public education activities to raise awareness about the Marketplace.  Our Navigators provide information and services in a fair, accurate, and impartial manner. This includes providing information to assist consumers with submitting the eligibility application, clarifying the distinctions among health coverage options and QHPs, understanding advanced premium tax credits, and helping consumers make informed decisions during the health coverage selection process.  In addition, AHEC Navigators facilitate the consumer’s selection of a Qualified Health Plan or managed care plans through Louisiana’s expanded Medicaid program.

For more information on this program, contact Brian Burton at

To contact a Navigator in:10985205_849860625057001_6370431908344352763_n

Allen, Beauregard Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis Parishes:
Jacob Schei

St. Landry, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Mary Parishes:
Karen Gallaspy

Acadia, Evangeline, St. Martin, Vermilion Parishes:
Christopher Breaux

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