The federal Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act created several new types of health insurance advisors called “Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, and In-Person Assisters”. These individuals are tasked with the responsibility of facilitating insurance enrollment using the federally-created insurance exchange which will operate in Georgia beginning on October 1, 2013.
However, under Georgia law (see H.B. 198) passed by the Georgia Legislature in 2013, Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, and In-Person assisters will need to obtain a license from this office before they begin operating. The functions of Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, and In-Person Assisters vary slightly under federal law. However there are not three separate Georgia licenses. Instead, each of those entities must simply obtain a license as a “Navigator”.
Please follow the “Quick Links” at the bottom left hand corner of this page to get more information about how to obtain a Navigator license from this office. However, you should be aware that you will also need to obtain federal certification through the federally-created insurance exchange.
Click here for information about how to obtain the federal training to become a Navigator and for information about how to register with the federal exchange.
Click here to view Bulletin 13-EX-3 regarding obtaining State Licensure before Beginning Operations.