House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) reminds constituents that Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector runs through Jan. 23, providing residents additional time to find affordable coverage that delivers a wide range of benefits and makes it easier and less costly to get health care.
For coverage effective Feb. 1, individuals and families enrolling through the Health Connector have until January 23 to apply for coverage, select a plan and make a payment. In contrast, Open Enrollment in other states ended as early as Dec. 15.
“We hope residents of Revere and Winthrop take this opportunity to enroll in health insurance coverage for the upcoming year,” said Speaker DeLeo. “Individuals may be eligible for financial subsidies to help make premiums more affordable, if they apply through the Health Connector.”
The Health Connector offers up to 56 plans from nine of the state’s leading carriers, providing members with a variety of plans to meet their individual needs. Some eligible households may also have access to additional federal and state subsidies that make obtaining health insurance coverage more affordable through the Health Connector’s unique ConnectorCare program. All the Health Connector’s plans meet the state’s coverage standards, ensuring vital services like annual physicals, pregnancy and maternity care, and mental health benefits are covered. Unlike predatory scam plans that are on the rise nationally and use deceptive websites or unwanted telemarketing calls, the Health Connector ensures members can be confident that essential medical needs are covered by their plan and the plans meet state standards.
For members or new applicants who need help with their health insurance coverage for next year, the Health Connector provides in-person assistance at more than 30 locations across the state at walk-in centers and Navigator organizations. People can find more information on in-person assistance, including for more than 1,500 Certified Application Councilors across the state at MAhealthconnector.org/enrollment-assisters.