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Health connector offering health insurance subscribe on mass income tax form

By on February 7, 2022 0

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – If you are a Massachusetts resident without health insurance, the Massachusetts Health Connector wants to help you get the coverage you need.

The Massachusetts Health Connector’s new simple enrollment program will allow uninsured residents to check a box on their state tax forms and begin the process of obtaining health insurance. This will allow the Department of Revenue (DOR) to pass the filer’s information to the Health Connector, which will then create and send information to the filer to help them get the best health plan.

By law, every Massachusetts resident must provide proof of health insurance when filing their taxes or face a penalty. According to the state, many communities of color have higher rates of uninsured residents, and this new program will solve that problem by providing an option to help them get the information they need to begin the application process.

“Simple Sign-up is a convenient new way for residents without coverage to find a path to health insurance coverage,” said Louis Gutierrez, executive director of the Massachusetts Health Connector. “The Health Connector will be able to send information directly to those who check the box, and provide assistance in obtaining coverage and assistance in paying for health insurance to meet their needs.”

Uninsured individuals can check the Health Connector website at any time to see if they are eligible for coverage. Additionally, there is a walk-in MassHealth enrollment center at 88 Industry Avenue, Springfield. Those who are uninsured and check the box on their state tax forms will be contacted this spring by the Health Connector and may enroll in a coverage plan.