Massachusetts Division of Insurance announces special enrollment period for uninsured Massachusetts residents through Apr. 25
Massachusetts Division of Insurance has announced a Special Enrollment Period effective immediately until April 25 for currently uninsured Massachusetts residents.
All state-regulated health plans in Massachusetts — which includes all plans that are sold through Massachusetts Health Connector — are required to cover coronavirus testing with no cost-sharing, and also cover treatment (in a doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, or ER, but not inpatient hospital care) with no cost-sharing.
In Massachusetts, enrollments completed by the 23rd of the month are effective the first of the following month (as opposed to a 15th of the month enrollment deadline in most states). So uninsured residents who enroll by March 23 will have coverage effective April 1, although the coronavirus-related special enrollment period will continue until April 25.
How to enroll:
Residents who need health insurance can call 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765) to gain access to the enrollment period, and go to MAhealthconnector.org to complete an application. From the website, people who qualify for Health Connector coverage may be in the ConnectorCare program, which offers subsidized plans with low premiums and co-pays, and no deductibles for all services. Those who do not qualify for ConnectorCare can pick plans from nine carriers, with as many as 50 plans available. Applicants can also seek out assistance from local Navigator organizations or Certified Application Counselors.