Please note the new Provider Directory at http://providerdirectory.mahealthconnector.org does not currently display ConnectorCare plan names at this time. The directory will be updated to include ConnectorCare plans beginning December 1, 2015. Until the site is updated, to find doctors who accept your 2016 ConnectorCare plan: First, look for a ConnectorCare Health Plan name that you are enrolled in, or are interested in purchasing. Then, in the Provider Search Tool, find the corresponding Silver Plan Name with the same provider network (see below): Carrier 2016 ConnectorCare Plan Name Silver Plan Name with ConnectorCare Network Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan BMC ConnectorCare 3 BMC HealthNet Plan - Silver A Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan BMC ConnectorCare 2 Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan BMC ConnectorCare 1 CeltiCare Health Ambetter ConnectorCare 3 Ambetter Balanced Care 14 (2016) CeltiCare Health Ambetter ConnectorCare 2 CeltiCare Health Ambetter ConnectorCare 1 Fallon Health Plan Fallon ConnectorCare 3 Community Care Silver Connector A Fallon Health Plan Fallon ConnectorCare 2 Fallon Health Plan Fallon ConnectorCare 1 Health New England HNE ConnectorCare 3 HNE Silver A Health New England HNE ConnectorCare 2 Health New England HNE ConnectorCare 1 Minuteman Health MyDoc HMO ConnectorCare 3 MyDoc HMO Silver Plus Minuteman Health MyDoc HMO ConnectorCare 2 Minuteman Health MyDoc HMO ConnectorCare 1 Neighborhood Health Plan NHP ConnectorCare 3 NHP Prime HMO Silver Simplicity Neighborhood Health Plan NHP ConnectorCare 2 Neighborhood Health Plan NHP ConnectorCare 1 Tufts Health Plan - Direct Tufts Health Direct ConnectorCare 3 Direct Silver 2000 with Coinsurance Tufts Health [...]
The Massachusetts Health Connector is committed to helping our state’s residents find the right health insurance. In preparation for the Open Enrollment period, November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016, the Health Connector has dedicated additional resources to the customer service experience. Check out the infographic below to learn how:
The Health Connector online application is scheduled for planned maintenance during the week of August 24, 2015. During the following maintenance periods, you will not be able to access your application. We apologize for the inconvenience. Maintenance Start Time Maintenance End Time Monday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 25 at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 at 6:30 a.m. Friday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 29 at 6:30 a.m. Please note that the above schedule is subject to change.
Did you know you may still qualify for coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector? You may qualify to enroll in coverage at any time of the year. Continue reading the article to learn more.
Getting health insurance is an important first step in getting and staying healthy. Follow these guidelines to make sure you are taking care of your health and your coverage. #1 – Understand your health coverage Check with your insurance plan to see what services are covered, and know whether you will need to pay out of pocket for any services. Be familiar with your costs (premiums, co-payments, deductibles, co-insurance). Know the difference between in-network and out-of-network providers. Know where and when to send payments for your monthly health insurance premium from the Health Connector. #2 – Know where to go for care Use the emergency department only for life-threatening situations. Use your doctor for preventive health or when it’s not an emergency. Did you know that because of national healthcare reform, most health plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you? Find out more about preventive services for adults, women, and children at https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-benefits/adults/ #3 – Find a provider Ask people you trust and/or do research on the internet. Check which providers are in your network by searching on your health plan’s website or calling your health plan’s customer service number. If you’re assigned a provider and you want to change, call your health plan. #4 – After you have an appointment with a provider Follow your provider’s instructions. Fill any prescriptions you were given, and take them as directed. Review your explanation of [...]
Due to recent severe weather, the deadline to apply, shop, and pay your first premium for March 1, 2015 coverage has been extended to February 23. The federal Open Enrollment period ends Sunday, February 15, 2015. However, because the recent series of snowstorms caused some closures in our call and walk-in centers and longer wait times for consumers looking for help, the Baker-Polito Administration, along with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has approved an extension for Massachusetts residents. Related: Read the February 13, 2015 Press Release What does this mean for you? If you have not yet completed your application or selected a plan, this means that you have an extra week to apply, pick a plan, and make a payment to complete your enrollment in a plan that starts March 1, 2015. If you or your family members are eligible for MassHealth, your coverage will start right away. The payment deadline for coverage that starts March 1 has not changed. Applicants still must also make their first premium payment no later than Feb. 23, 2015 to complete their enrollment in a plan that starts March 1. Because members who apply and pick a plan by the 23rd will not receive their first bill by the payment due date, you can find out how to make a payment without a bill in-hand on our “How to Pay” page. You have the option to Pay online, In-person, or By mail. If you need help applying [...]
Important Update: Due to recent severe weather, the deadline to apply, shop, and pay your first premium for March 1, 2015 coverage has been extended to February 23. Find out what this means for you → Open Enrollment ends February 15, 2015. If you have not started your application, don't delay! If you qualify for insurance through the Health Connector, you will need to apply, shop for plans, and check out by February 15 for coverage that starts March 1. Your first premium payment is due by February 23 to complete enrollment. If you qualify for MassHealth your coverage starts right away. Don’t wait to start your application, especially if you think you will need help! Our call center and in-person Customer Service Representatives expect to be very busy as the February 15 deadline approaches. Apply and shop now to avoid any delays in getting your new health insurance. You can apply for coverage through MassHealth or the Health Connector (first visit the the "Getting Started Guide".) There are several ways to get help: Online Help Read our Getting Started Guide for information about applying and enrolling in a plan including step-by-step instructions. In-Person with an Enrollment Assister For free, in-person help, you make an appointment with a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor. These are people who have been trained to answer questions and help with applications. Click here to find Navigators and Certified Application Counselors nearby. In-Person at a Health Connector or MassHealth Walk-In Center You can [...]
Winter Storm Alert: Health Connector Walk-in Centers Closed; Reduced Call Center Hours February 9 and 10, 2015
Due to the winter storm on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015: The Health Connector Customer Service call center at 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765) will be available 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10 for application and payment assistance. Members who need assistance with account changes or dental plans will need to call back starting 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11 when the Health Connector Customer Service resumes full operations. The Health Connector walk-in center in Boston will be closed Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. However, the Worcester walk-in is open Tuesday, February 10 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. For members who need in-person assistance or wish to make a payment in-person, the Health Connector is planning to have fully-staffed walk-in centers starting again on Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. The MassHealth Customer Service call center at 1-800-841-2900 will be closed Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10. The MassHealth call center is planning to resume full operations on Wednesday, February 11, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Follow the Health Connector on social media for any breaking updates: Facebook Twitter Last Updated: 2/9/15 at 10:00 p.m.
Due to the winter storm on Tuesday, January 26 and state of emergency: The Risk Adjustment Public Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, January 28 at 10:00 at One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor Conference Room will be rescheduled. The Health Connector Customer Service call center at 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765) will be available Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28 , from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. for application and paymentassistance. Members who need assistance with account changes or dental plans will need to call back starting 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 29 when the Health Connector Customer Service resumes full operations. The Health Connector walk-in centers in Boston and Worcester will be closed Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28. For members who need in-person assistance or wish to make a payment in-person, the Health Connector will have fully-staffed walk-in centers starting again on Thursday, January 29, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.. IMPORTANT: Because of Health Connector walk-in center closings and limited customer service hours due to the winter storm, the payment deadline for coverage that starts Feb. 1 is now extended through Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. You can pay online here, or make a payment by mail. Find out how → The MassHealth Customer Service call center at 1-800-841-2900 will be closed Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28. The MassHealth call center is planning to resume full operations on Thursday, January 29. Follow the Health Connector us on social media for any breaking updates: Facebook Twitter Last [...]
The deadline to select a plan that starts Feb. 1, 2015 has passed. Unless you are eligible for MassHealth coverage, only March 1, 2015 coverage options are now available. If you have already checked out a plan for Feb. 1, but still need to pay, you have through Friday, January 30, 2015 to do so. If you have not yet picked a plan or checked out, the earliest coverage start date is March 1, 2015 and you will need to pick a plan by Feb. 15, 2015 and pay for it by Feb. 23, 2015 to complete your enrollment. If you receive temporary MassHealth coverage with an end date of February 15, 2015, if you take action and complete enrollment for March 1 coverage by February 15, you will be protected through the end of the month and will not have a gap in coverage. Making a Payment? To make a payment, please visit the “How to Pay” page for options to pay Online By mail Through your bank’s online bill payment system, or In-person. Your payment must be received by received by midnight on Friday, January 30, 2015 for February 1, 2015 coverage. Due to the time it takes to process payments, people who mail a check between now and the January 30 deadline may receive their health or dental plan ID card a few days after February 1, but their coverage will be in place for the start of the month. Applying for Coverage? Go to our "Getting [...]