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Non-Profit groups spread Health Insurance Marketplace info to rural areas

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Nonprofit groups in rural Nebraska say they're ready to start enrolling residents in the new health-insurance marketplace, despite the vast areas they have to cover.

The groups have turned to churches, libraries and food banks to address one of their biggest challenges: Spreading word that the marketplaces will open Tuesday for a six-month enrollment period as part of the Affordable Care Act.

The largest nonprofit, Community Action of Nebraska, plans to have 62 insurance ``navigators'' hired and trained to help with enrollment at its local offices throughout the state.

Meredith Collins, of Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, says her organization has held public meetings in McCook and North Platte. The group has hired a full-time insurance navigator to enroll consumers, and trained staff in five of its 27 counties.

You can go to OR call 1–800–318–2596 for more information on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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