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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

CoverME.gov Now Open for Procuring and Enrolling in Reasonably priced Well being Insurance coverage

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Mainers can store for plans, examine choices, and enroll in 2022 well being protection

Governor Janet Mills is encouraging Maine folks to go to CoverME.gov, Maine’s new Well being Insurance coverage Market, to buy and choose reasonably priced medical insurance protection for 2022 through the Open Enrollment interval now beneath manner.

Because the begin of Open Enrollment on Monday, November 1, 8,500 Maine folks have visited CoverME.gov, Maine’s state-based medical insurance market. Of these, 3,500 have newly created accounts, step one in enrolling. 7,500 folks have used the Plan Evaluate device on CoverME.gov, a brand new device not too long ago unveiled by Governor Mills and launched on October 15 forward of open enrollment, to supply Maine folks details about eligibility for monetary help and consider plan choices. Moreover, over 50,000 Maine folks enrolled in a Market plan in 2021 have obtained their renewal notices with info on the brand new system.

The enrollment deadline for protection starting January 1, 2022, is December 15, 2021. New this 12 months, on the route of the Governor, CoverME.gov offers Maine residents an additional month of Open Enrollment, by way of January 15, 2022, to enroll in 2022 protection.

This 12 months, Maine folks can make the most of extra federal monetary help that makes protection extra reasonably priced than ever. Greater than 80 % of individuals procuring at CoverME.gov qualify for assist paying for medical insurance. With additional help from the American Rescue Plan, practically 25 % of shoppers in Maine enrolled in a plan in 2021 with a month-to-month premium of $10 or much less. This help will proceed to be accessible in 2022. Even those that weren’t eligible prior to now due to their revenue can seemingly get help to decrease month-to-month premiums and different out-of-pocket prices.

“CoverME.gov helps Maine folks afford the well being care they will want in 2022” mentioned Governor Mills. “As we proceed to sort out the pandemic and transfer our financial restoration ahead, it is by no means been extra necessary to have the ability to see your physician, obtain care, get your drugs, keep wholesome, and contribute to our state, with out sacrificing your loved ones’s monetary stability. I urge anybody who wants reasonably priced protection to go to CoverME.gov right this moment.”•

“CoverME.gov is connecting the folks of Maine with reasonably priced, high-quality well being protection,” mentioned Well being and Human Providers Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew. “We encourage anybody in want of medical insurance to go to CoverME.govto discover and enroll in a plan for 2022. Even when you have not certified for monetary help in earlier years, it is value checking once more as a result of protection is extra reasonably priced than ever.”

At CoverME.gov, Maine folks can examine plans, apply for monetary help, and enroll in a 2022 well being plan. Well being plans provided onCoverME.gov present high quality, complete non-public protection that can shield shoppers if they’ve an accident or main sickness and assist preventive screenings and visits. Free enrollment assist is offered to assist shoppers discover the plan that meets their wants and funds. This 12 months, 71 well being plans are being provided by way of CoverME.gov. Go to coverme.gov/localhelp or name (866) 636-0355/TTY 711 (for languages apart from English, select choice 4) for info.

As in earlier years, those that have already got a Market plan can be mechanically re-enrolled of their present plan or probably the most related providing from their medical insurance provider. Nonetheless, shoppers are inspired to go to CoverME.govto take a look at new plans and replace their household and revenue info, as new monetary help is offered which will provide extra reasonably priced protection that finest meets their wants.

Individuals who apply by way of CoverME.gov who’re eligible for MaineCare can have their utility despatched to MaineCare for evaluate. Eligible Maine folks can enroll in MaineCare at any time of 12 months.

With CoverME.gov now launched, the Division of Well being and Human Providers’ (DHHS) Workplace of the Well being Insurance coverage Market will start a advertising marketing campaign to boost consciousness of Maine shoppers’ choices for protection by way of the Market.

Together with the state’s growth of MaineCare to greater than 85,000 Maine folks, CoverME.gov is on the coronary heart of Maine’s effort to make sure that folks can see their physician, afford their drugs, and keep wholesome. Governor Mills’ Made for Maine Well being Protection Act – which handed the Legislature with a powerful bipartisan majority – approved DHHS to run a State-based Well being Insurance coverage Market and made a number of the most typical medical visits more cost effective, as half of a bigger plan to enhance non-public medical insurance for Maine folks and small companies.

The Division took step one within the transition to a State-based Market through the 2021 Open Enrollment Interval (from November 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020), by launching a hybrid Federal-State Market, following Maine’s use of a completely Federal system since 2014. Maine obtained full approval to finish the transition to CoverME.gov in October, and it’s now the official platform the place Maine folks can store for and enroll in non-public protection.

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