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.
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.