What's Changing in 2015?

Certain state health care programs in Massachusetts are going away, and individuals and families in those programs will become eligible for new types of coverage in 2015.

  • Massachusetts offers affordable health plan choices through a health insurance exchange, administered by the Health Connector, which is an online marketplace where you can compare plans and apply for/buy insurance.
  • If not eligible for MassHealth, certain individuals and families may qualify for state and federal subsidies to help pay for certain health plans purchased through the Health Connector. The amount of help you can receive is based on your income and family size.
  • Tufts Health Forward (Commonwealth Care) and Tufts Health Extend coverage will go away at the end of January 2015.
    Members in these programs are now eligible to enroll in a plan through the Health Connector, based on their individual eligibility.
  • Individuals and families can determine eligibility and apply for health insurance through a single application process, regardless of whether they are eligible for MassHealth or a Health Connector plan. The application is available online, as well as on paper, in person, and via phone assistance.
  • What does this mean for me? What do I have to do?
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