Massachusetts Health Connector

Massachusetts Health Connector

Federal health officials say more than 140,000 people signed up for, or were automatically re-enrolled in, health insurance plans in Massachusetts during the recent open enrollment period.

Massachusetts Health Connector

The Massachusetts Health Connector is extending the deadline to complete an application and pick a health plan until February 23. The deadline was set for February 15, but officials pushed it back a week because heavy snowstorms have made it hard for some people to sign up for insurance.

Individuals who have enrolled in new health care plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector have a few more days to make their first payments to guarantee coverage starting Feb. 1.

The payment deadline, originally scheduled for last week, has now been pushed back until Friday, due in part to the storm enveloping the region.

The storm is also forcing the shutdown of the connector's call center offices in Boston and Worcester on Tuesday. Those seeking information can still call the connector's hotline on Tuesday for information on applications and payments.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has named two top health care officials, an area he says has contributed to a $765 million state budget gap.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

The head of the Massachusetts health connector is stepping down after a tumultuous year in which the state's health care exchange failed and was later rebuilt.

Due to what it’s calling heavy interest, Massachusetts is extending its payment deadline for people who want a state-based health insurance plan to December 28th.  But, people must still choose a plan by the end of today.

Massachusetts is encouraging people who need to reenroll in Affordable Care Act insurance plans to do so by December 23rd while the state steps up call center staffing. Health Connector officials believe the website will hold up following last year’s failure.

Massachusetts health leaders are continuing to alert people to the current health insurance open enrollment period. The state’s online marketplace, known as the Connector, is meeting with area leaders in Greenfield Monday.

Massachusetts Health Connector

The 90-day open enrollment period for people to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act kicked off November 15th. Following Massachusetts’ website debacle last year, Governor Deval Patrick is signaling success this time around.


Open enrollment at the Massachusetts health insurance exchange begins this week. State officials say there is a new – and functioning – website that people can use if they need to purchase insurance.

The Massachusetts Health Connector will launch the new online health insurance marketplace on Nov. 15th.  Thousands of people across the state who have Health Connector coverage now, or were placed in temporary plans over the last year, will have to use the new website to submit an application if they want to remain insured.