Need Health Insurance?
Casa Latina is offering FREE enrollment assistance to the community!
You can find us at the Easthampton Community Center this Wednesday, September 24, 2014 during Pantry Hours 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
The Easthampton Community Center is Located at 12 Clark Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Casa Latina is proud to now be designated as a “Navigator Organization” by the Massachusetts Health Connector. This means that Casa Latina has extensively trained, certified staff who have vast knowledge on the Affordable Care Act, what it means for you, and how to help you access the most affordable health insurance available. All “Navigator” services at Casa Latina are FREE at this time. There are 9 other “Navigator Organizations” in MA, and many “Certified Application Counselor” (CAC) sites where application assistance can also be found.
with all the changes in state and federal health care laws, Casa Latina, INC provides Hampshire County residents and small businesses with up-to-date education, guidance and enrollment assistance.
Important! The open enrollment period for individuals and families for 2015 coverage is this November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.
Ways to Enroll
1. Make an appointment with Casa Latina Navigator program by calling (413-586-1569)
2. Online at MAhealthconnector.org
3. Call 1-877-MA-ENROLL
More people than ever before can get help for health insurance because of health care reform. Some of the changes in the law include:
- Coverage of preventative care with no cost-sharing.
- No lifetime limits on benefits.
- Coverage for children up to 26 years of age under their parent’s policy.
- No waiting period to qualify for health and dental insurance.
Health Coverage Resources
Qualified Health Plans
Comprehensive health insurance plans offered through Massachusetts Health Connector. Individuals and families with incomes up to approximately $45,960 ($94,200 for a family of four) may be eligible for subsidies to help reduce the cost of health coverage.
This is comprehensive health insurance for individuals with income up to approximately $34,474 ($70,656 for a family of four), who are eligible for additional subsidies and cost sharing reductions to help reduce the cost of health coverage.
Small Business Employee
Income eligible individuals who work for employers with fewer than 50 employees who are eligible for health insurance premium assistance, to help pay for health insurance they receive through their employer.
MassHealth and The Children’s Medical Security Plan
Health coverage program for income eligible individuals and families. Some families who have insurance may now be able to have their premiums paid for by the Commonwealth.
Health Safety Net
Income-eligible residents in Massachusetts quality for free care to acute care hospitals and community health centers in the state.
Options for Seniors
& Medicare Beneficiaries
Medicare Premium Assistance
Called the MassHealth Buy-In Program, this will pay for Medicare part-B for income and asset-eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
Serving Health Information Needs of Elders offers free information, counseling and assistance to help Medicare beneficiaries understand benefits, billing claims, appeals and all available insurance options.
Medicare Part-D Drug Plan
All recipients of Medicare are now able to receive prescription drug coverage. Medicare recipients will pay a monthly premium and pay a share of the cost of prescriptions. Cost will vary depending on which drug plan the recipient chooses.
The Prescription Advantage Plan
Prescription Advantage provides supplemental assistance, based on income, for Massachusetts residents with Medicare prescription drug coverage. Prescription Advantage will also provide an out-of-pocket spending limit. Once this limit is reached, Prescription Advantage will cover drug co-payments for the remainder of the plan year.
Low Income Subsidy
People with limited incomes and limited assets may qualify for help paying for their monthly premium and/or some of their prescription drug costs.