With Covid-19 and Coronavirus wreaking havoc with your job or your family, and you are struggling to get health coverage for you and your family, this is something that you should really check out if you can not, or your payments are too high to afford your coverage. I can tell you I know first hand how helpful this is. Go to the Massachusetts Health Connector, it is now open to new enrollments through Jan. 23.

For those who need new coverage to start the new year the deadline is Dec. 23.

Louis Gutierrez, executive director of the Massachusetts Health Connector, said in a news release.

“Having health insurance is always vital to ensure people’s physical and financial health, but more than ever, having coverage is necessary as we try to keep people safe from COVID-19 and deliver COVID-19 testing and treatment benefits to Massachusetts residents, we encourage everyone to get covered and stay covered  that means having health insurance and wearing a mask and staying socially distant.”

The Health Connector is the state-based health insurance exchange for Massachusetts and offers commercial plans to people who do not get coverage through their employer or other sources. https://www.mahealthconnector.org/wp-content/uploads/Guide_to_ConnectorCare.pdf

People who need health insurance can complete an application at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/enroll-in-a-masshealth-health-plan-individuals-and-families-younger-than-65

The Health Connector will hold a Massachusetts-specific Day of Coverage event from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is being held virtually due to COVID-19 and will be live-streamed on the Health Connector's Facebook page.

Go to MassHealthChoices.com. Here, you'll learn about our health plans, get answers to your questions, and get help choosing health plans and providers. You can also learn about upcoming enrollment events for in-person help.

It will feature a series of events and activities, including holiday food cooking clinics, live music and raffle giveaways.

https://www.mass.gov/how-to/enroll-in-a-masshealth-health-plan-individuals-and-families-younger-than-65

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