Press Advisory

Massachusetts Health Connector Pre-Open Enrollment Tour Visits Western Mass.

October 18, 2018 — In Western Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Health Connector continues its three-week statewide Pre-Open Enrollment tour in Western Massachusetts, 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 Western Mass including stops in Springfield and Holyoke, all communities with higher rates of uninsured residents than the population at large. Tour stops will include Health Connector outreach workers engaging commuters, local businesses, and local Navigator organizations.

WHAT:

Massachusetts Health Connector Pre-Open Enrollment Tour

WHERE:

Puerto Rico Convenience Store
11:00 a.m.
Meet staff, hang a window sign, photo
Address: La Plaza del Mercado, 2460 Main Street, Springfield
Open to the Public

R & S Family Fashion
11:15 a.m.
Meet staff, hang a window sign, photo
Address: La Plaza del Mercado, 2460 Main Street, Springfield
• Open to the Public

Old San Juan Bakery
11:30 a.m.
Meet staff, hang a window sign, photo
Address: La Plaza del Mercado, 2460 Main Street, Springfield
• Open to the Public

Imperio Musical
11:45 a.m.
Meet staff, hang a window sign, photo
Address: La Plaza del Mercado, 2460 Main Street, Springfield
• Open to the Public

Ada Fernandez Family Restaurant
12:30 p.m.
Lunch
Address: 161 High Street, Holyoke
• Open to the Public

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Contact: Alec Loftus, Alec@DiscoverASG.com, 617-595-8872

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