The Foundation for Health Coverage Education has agreed to refer many of the consumers who turn to it for help to a volunteer broker network operated by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

The San Jose, Calif., foundation – the group that runs the CoverageForAll.org website – gets about 100,000 queries per year through the Web and through a toll-free telephone line, according to NAHU, Arlington, Va.

The foundation screens the consumers by giving each one a 5-question eligibility quiz, then provides a personalized list of public and private coverage options.

The foundation can give NAHU member agents and brokers information about public health program options, and NAHU volunteer network brokers can give consumers who need more advice extra help with finding the best coverage options available, the groups say.

- Allison Bell

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