Open Enrollment Deadline Drawing Near

LANSING–The Michigan Primary Care Association and ACCESS remind Michigan residents that open enrollment ends on January 15, 2022 – and in conjunction with their partners, they remain ready to assist anyone who still needs to sign up for affordable healthcare, especially those within vulnerable populations across Michigan. With a few days remaining in the open enrollment period, it’s important to act now.

“Michigan Community Health Centers are dedicated to increasing access to healthcare in their communities. This partnership with ACCESS through the Navigator Grant is powerful extension of that commitment to link people in need to coverage and services,” said Anne Scott, Health Center Operations Officer at the MPCA, which represents 39 community health centers and four Native American health service providers that provide primary and preventive health care to more than 715,000 patients in rural and urban communities across Michigan.”

Thanks to the Navigator Grant, in addition to offering free healthcare enrollment services, MPCA – along with ACCESS and 22 other partner organizations (see below for full list) – are ensuring that healthcare Navigator services are available throughout the state, to reach uninsured and underinsured Michiganders in all 83 counties. Services include outreach, education, and enrollment efforts, with an aim to reach underserved communities and minority populations, including low-income and medically underserved urban and rural Michiganders. The goal is to enroll and re-enroll over 42,000 Michiganders statewide in health insurance coverage.

Navigator Project Partner List:

  • Alcona Health Center
  • Association of Chinese Americans
  • Family Health Care
  • Catherine’s Health Center
  • Center for Family Health
  • Centro Multicultural La Familia
  • Community Health Access Coalition
  • Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center
  • Community Welfare Services of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Parkside
  • Hamilton Community Health Network
  • HUDA Clinic
  • InterCare Community Health Network
  • Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc.
  • Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit
  • Michigan 2-1-1
  • Michigan Primary Care Association
  • Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.
  • Refugee Development Center
  • Ruth Ellis Center
  • Thunder Bay Community Health Service
  • Traverse Health Clinic
  • Washtenaw Health Plan

 (Editor’s note: MPCA members that are participating are indicated in italics)


Since its first Navigator award during 2014, ACCESS has enrolled or re-enrolled 43,000 Michiganders in health insurance. During the 2020-2021 program year, more than 7,000 individuals were provided healthcare education and assistance. This included assisting more than 2,453 with Health Insurance Exchange applications, more than 2,545 with Healthy Michigan Medicaid Plan applications and providing over 2,000 clients with education, case management or re-enrollment.