Commonwealth Care Plan Type II

If you currently have Commonwealth Care Plan Type II (meaning you earn between 100.1% and 200% of the federal poverty level, or between $11,677 and $23,340 per year for an individual, before taxes), you must take action to make sure you have health care coverage past January 2015.

  • You may become eligible for a lower-cost health plan through the Health Connector called a ConnectorCare plan.
    • ConnectorCare plans are affordable, silver-level Health Connector plans with federal and state subsidies to help you pay for your health insurance costs.
  • If you haven't done so already, go to today, create a new account, apply for health insurance, and enroll in a plan, such as Tufts Health Direct.
    • Apply for and enroll in your new plan now! Take action early so you don't have to worry about your coverage ending in January 2015.
    • You must apply, enroll in a plan, and pay your premium by January 23, 2015, to have coverage on February 1, 2015.  
  • If you choose a ConnectorCare plan based on your eligibility, your benefits should remain fairly similar to those of your Tufts Health Forward plan and your costs may even be lower.
  • The state has likely sent or will send you information in the mail to let you know exactly what you need to do and what your options are.
  • Once you enroll in a plan through the Health Connector, you should receive a health plan ID card with your new information.

Again, keep an eye out for important mail from the state (and from Tufts Health Plan, if you're a member).

And check this site often for more information and updates, as well as links to more tools and resources to help you understand your options and make educated choices.

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