What Massachusetts Residents Need to Know About Obamacare for 2021
It's not too late! Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) enrollment will remain OPEN in Massachusetts until July 23.
Massachusetts has announced that it will extend enrollment for 2021 health plans under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) until July 23, 2021, allowing Bay Staters to get health coverage and new financial benefits now.
In March, a new federal law, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), increased premium subsidies, arranged for free health insurance if you’re unemployed in 2021, and waived excess subsidy payments for the 2020 tax year. If you qualify for any of these benefits you can go to Massachusetts Health Connector to sign up.
This website provides information about the new programs available under ARPA as well as other facts about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:
- whether you must get health insurance
- what the available plans cover
- how much coverage will cost
- how to sign up for a plan
- how to get help if you need it.
To begin, keep in mind these key points about health insurance in Massachusetts: