How Do I Sign Up for Obamacare in Massachusetts?
The easiest way to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act is to go to the online health insurance marketplace for Massachusetts. If you're not ready to enroll right now, you can get more information online, over the phone, or in person.
Where's the Massachusetts Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Massachusetts at Massachusetts Health Connector. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online. If you prefer to apply with a paper application, call the Massachusetts Health Connector customer service center or contact a navigator using the information just below.
You might not see any mention of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act when you visit the exchange website, but rest assured you’ve landed in the right place. The exchange was established solely for the purpose of informing consumers about the Affordable Care Act and providing plans under the law.
Getting In-Person Help with Enrollment
In Massachusetts, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free assistance from either a Navigator or a Certified Application Counselor. Both serve essentially the same purpose; the primary difference between the two programs is how they are funded by the government.
Navigators or Certified Application Counselors can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they cant recommend a specific plan for you. Private insurance agents or brokers, on the other hand, are allowed to offer suggestions about particular plans.
Getting Help by Phone
If you want answers over the phone, call the toll-free number for Massachusetts Health Connector at 877-623-6765. If you are hearing impaired, please call the TTY line: 877-623-7773.
Telephone support is available Monday through Friday from 7AM to 6PM.
Keep Up to Date
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Learn important facts about the Obamacare open enrollment period for 2017.
Learn which Massachusetts residents must have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) and find out about the penalty you'll pay if you don't have a qualifying health plan.
A licensed insurance agent or broker can help you compare plans, figure out whether you qualify for subsidies, and apply for coverage in Massachusetts.