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Extended Open Enrollment Period

Mar 24, 2021
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More Time for Marketplace Enrollment!

Health Options is ready to respond to President Biden’s initial executive order — and the new rule that has reopened the Affordable Care Act’s federal insurance marketplaces from February 15 through August 15, 2021

On March 23, this special enrollment opportunity was extended until August 15, 2021. This action will allow individuals and families more time to enroll in Marketplace coverage with the increased tax credits to reduce their premiums, and for current enrollees to change plans in response to the availability of increased tax credits. Learn more here.

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, Maine has 63,500 uninsured people who are Marketplace eligible, and 45 percent (29,000) are eligible to receive partial subsidies, bringing health insurance within reach for many who do not have it.[1]

“Health Options wants to reach these Maine people who are uninsured, including the many who are eligible for subsidies and tax credits that will make high quality health insurance attainable,” said Kevin Lewis, president and CEO of Health Options. “The health insurance landscape can be daunting, but our excellent service, dedication to improved health outcomes, and longevity in the Marketplace combine to provide Maine consumers the guidance they need. Health Options is, after all, the Maine-based nonprofit insurer driven by the simple belief that all Mainers must have access to affordable, high-quality health coverage.”

Questions? Keep checking healthoptions.org for more details. If you have family members or friends who need health insurance, please refer them to our Member Services at (855) 624-6463, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

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Health Options requires small groups with 20 or more enrolled to submit a completed Renewal Verification Form prior to receiving a renewal quote. This will provide the up-to-date information we need to determine the appropriate rating method and market segment for the group. We also need your help to ensure that this important paperwork is completed.  

A Business Development Account Manager will send you a Renewal Verification Form 90 days prior to a group’s renewal date. We ask that you work with the client to fill out the form and return it within 10 days of receipt. It can be emailed to renewal@healthoptions.org or faxed to the attention of Business Development-Renewals at (207) 402-3745.