Massachusetts Health Connector

New England News
5:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Mass. To Dump Health Website Contractor

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After paying $15 million of its $69 million contract, Massachusetts plans on cutting ties with the contractor for its hobbled health care insurance website.

The recommendation was made Monday by Sarah Iselin, who was hired by Gov. Deval Patrick to oversee a fix for the website problems that have plagued the state's transition to the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

MA Health Connector Dwindles Backlog; Website Work Remains

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Massachusetts continues to address problems with its health insurance website after a sluggish October launch.

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New England News
5:21 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

MA Granted Extension To Comply With ACA

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Massachusetts has received a three-month extension from the federal government to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The extension comes a week after the state adjusted its approach to fix its troubled health care insurance website.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

New Leadership For MA Health Care Website

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Following a scathing report, Massachusetts is altering course as it attempts to deal with its health insurance website.

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New England News
5:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

MA Changes Approach On Health Website Fixes

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has altered the state’s course in its attempts to fix its problem-plagued health insurance website.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

MA Seeking Help In Addressing Health Website Woes

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A federally supported research group will assist Massachusetts officials in reviewing the state’s options regarding the company contracted to operate its health insurance website.

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New England News
12:32 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Problems Remain: MA, VT Review Contracts With Health Site Designer

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Massachusetts and Vermont are withholding payments and considering legal options against the contractor that set up the states' problem-plagued health insurance websites.

Jason Lefferts is the communications director for the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s insurance marketplace. He describes how simple signing up for health insurance through the website should be.

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New England News
10:59 am
Thu December 26, 2013

MA and VT Take Action Against Health Site Firm

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Massachusetts and Vermont are withholding payments and considering legal options against the contractor that set up the states' problem-plagued health insurance websites.

Massachusetts has paid $11 million of its $69 million contract with CGI Group, a Montreal-based information technology company.

Jason Lefferts is a spokesman for the Commonwealth Health Connector, the state's insurance marketplace.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Outreach Begins To Help People Navigate Health Care Changes

Massachusetts Health Connector Authority Ex. Dir. Jean Yang speaking at Caring Health Center in Springfield.
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The state agency that administers the health insurance market in Massachusetts has launched an outreach effort to make people aware of changes that will be coming under the federal Affordable Care Act. 

   The approximately 250,000 people who have obtained health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector will need to sign up for new plans because of federally mandated changes in benefits and subsidies that take effect January 1,2014.   Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang said the outreach is targeting a six-month open enrollment that begins October 1st.

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