Since 2013, Montana’s uninsured rate has dropped from 20% to 8.6%. This drop is largely due to new coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace and expanded Montana Medicaid.

The Cover Montana project works to connect Montanans who have questions about enrolling in health insurance options with a local enrollment assister who can walk them through the process. This is largely done through the Cover Montana website. Enrollment assisters are located at Health Centers, Urban Indian Health Centers, hospitals, Indian Health Service, Tribal Health, and other organizations. In the fall of 2021, MPCA was awarded a CMS Navigator grant to provide statewide outreach and enrollment assistance. MPCA also facilitates the Cover Montana project and provides training and technical assistance to enrollment assisters from across Montana. Trainings are done via webinar and MPCA Population Health and Enabling Services Summit that happens in October. Stay in the loop, sign up for the Cover Montana email list.

Visit covermt.org here.

Cover Montana Trainings & Technical Assistance

Looking for information about your coverage options? Visit the Cover Montana website.
Sign up for the Cover Montana email updates and learn about upcoming training opportunities. Sign up here.
The 2023 federal enrollment assister training is open. All enrollment assisters must complete annual certification. Learn more 2023 Assister Certification Training Modules Now Available!. If you have questions about becoming a Certified Application Counselor, email Olivia.

Trainings and Webinars:

Information about all Cover Montana and MPCA webinars is also available on the calendar.
2023 Cover Montana webinar dates coming soon!

2022 Cover Montana Virtual Summit Sessions:

Most recent: 2023 Plans and Prices – recordingBlue Cross Blue Shield Slides –  Mountain Health COOP Slides2023 Mountain Health COOP Plan ComparisonPacificSource Slides

Sessions at the 2023 Cover Montana Virtual Summit:
Welcome and Keynote with Jennifer Sullivan; Federal Updates for OE10 – slidesrecording
Breakout: Medicare Roundup for SHIP-trained Assisters – slidesrecording
Breakout: Tribal Outreach and Enrollment – slidesrecording
Breakout: Deep Dive into the Medicaid Appeals Process – slidesrecording
Breakout: Media 101 – Preparing for Open Enrollment – recording

State of the State and Regional Roundtables – slides – recording
Medicaid 101 & Preparing for the Public Health Emergency (Part 1) – slidesrecording
Medicaid 101 & Preparing for the Public Health Emergency (Part 2) – see slides above – recording
– Resources: Cover Montana PAHL Scenarios 9.28.2022Medicaid Change Report Form HCS-260A
Closing Keynote: Changing our Perspectives on Substance Use Disorders – recording

Past Cover Montana Learning Series webinars:
– June 9, 2022 – Understanding Behavioral Health Access and Coverage – RecordingSlides
– May 11, 2022 – Making sense of the health insurance appeals process – RecordingSlides – Montana CSI appeals handout
– March 9, 2022 – The No Surprises Act – What Montana Consumers Need to Know – RecordingSlidesUS PIRG Handout

Looking for information about the end of the Federal Public Health Emergency and the Medicaid unwind? Learn more on MPCA’s new End of the PHE – Medicaid unwinding information page.