Connector Has Enrolled 50,000 Who Lost MassHealth Coverage

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BOSTON (State House News Service) - With open enrollment underway for the state's health insurance marketplace, significantly more people are now seeking coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector compared to this point last year.

More than 50,000 people have enrolled in Health Connector plans after losing their previous public insurance amid the state's massive year-long effort to re-determine eligibility for 2.4 million MassHealth members. The evolving insurance landscape has translated into a 25 percent jump in Health Connector enrollment this year, Audrey Morse Gasteier, executive director of the Health Connector, said Thursday.

"This is easily the most important open enrollment for the Health Connector in a decade," Gasteier said at a Health Connector board meeting. "We will continue to make sure that the Health Connector remains highly visible throughout the open enrollment period, particularly in mid-December as we get up to the big Dec. 23 enrollment and payment deadline for people to sign up for coverage to start the new year."

Written By Alison Kuznitz/SHNS

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