November 1, 2018
Open Enrollment starts. This is the first day you can apply for 2019 coverage
December 23, 2018
The last date to pay your bill and enroll for coverage that starts January 1, 2019. Enrollment is only considered complete when you have finished these steps:
- Submit your eligibility application to see if you qualify for MassHealth, Health Connector, or ConnectorCare coverage. (If you qualify for MassHealth or another assistance program, you will receive a notice in the mail with next steps.)
If you qualify for MassHealth or another assistance program, you will receive a notice in the mail with next steps.
If you qualify to shop for Health Connector or ConnectorCare plans, you must also do the following:
- Choose a plan, AND
- Make your first premium payment in-full.
January 1, 2019
The date 2016 coverage can start if you completed enrollment by December 23, 2018.
January 23, 2019
Last day of Open Enrollment. This is the deadline choose a plan and pay your insurance premium bill to enroll in a Health Connector plan that starts February 1, 2019.
If you miss this deadline, you can’t sign up for a health plan inside or outside the Health Connector until the next Open Enrollment period expected to be in the fall of 2019 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, are applying for a dental plan, or qualify for help paying for health coverage including ConnectorCare, MassHealth, Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP), or Health Safety Net.