Press Advisory

Massachusetts Health Connector Pre-Open Enrollment Tour Visits Boston and North Shore

Boston and North Shore—October 30, 2018—The Massachusetts Health Connector continues its three-week statewide Pre-Open Enrollment tour in Boston and North Shore communities, connecting with residents and community leaders in advance of the first day of Open Enrollment.

The Massachusetts Health Connector starts Open Enrollment on Nov. 1 with affordable, high-quality plans available to the state’s uninsured residents, and a #StayCovered campaign reminding everyone in the Commonwealth of the need to stay insured through the state’s individual mandate.

Open Enrollment in Massachusetts runs Nov. 1, 2018, through Jan. 23, 2019, and is the time of year anyone without health insurance can sign up for coverage, and when Health Connector members can shop for the best plan for the New Year. The Health Connector will offer 57 plans from nine carriers.

In addition to getting people who need coverage into plans for 2019, the Health Connector is also reminding people who already have health insurance that the state’s individual mandate remains in place. Residents who do not have health insurance that meets state standards may face a tax penalty if they do not #StayCovered.

The Pre-Open Enrollment Tour will visit Boston and North Shore, including stops in Lawrence, Methuen and Salem, all communities with a higher rate of uninsured residents than the population at large. Tour stops will include Health Connector outreach workers engaging local businesses, and local Navigator organizations.


Massachusetts Health Connector Pre-Open Enrollment Tour


Cooking Matters
11:00 a.m.
Meet community members at close of cooking class, 10-minute Q&A
Address: 90 Bickford St, Jamaica Plain

• Open to the Public

Meeting with Domingo Dominguez, El Punto Salem
1:00 p.m.
Visiting local businesses
Address: 135 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA

 Closed to the Public

Power Radio
4:00 p.m.
Radio interview with Santiago Matias
Address: 462 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA

 Closed to the Public

Lawrence Community Works
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meet community members at the LCW market place and host Q&A with a small group in a “Conversation Circle”. Set up appointments with nearest Navigator.
Address: 168 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA

• Open to the Public


Contact: Alec Loftus,, 617-595-8872

Monday, October 29th, 2018|