Health Exchange Help
Welcome to VBSR's Health Exchange Help Webpage.
March 20 2014 Update from Vermont Health Connect
- The close of open-enrollment is fast approaching. March 31st is the last day to pick a health plan for 2014, unless you have a qualifying event (e.g., lose coverage or have a baby) or you’re eligible for Medicaid. Vermonters can enroll online, by phone, or with the help of a Navigator or broker.
- If Vermonters have premiums, they must be paid before they can be fully enrolled. Premium payments are due on the last day of the month, but everyone is encouraged to pay as soon as they receive a bill to ensure their policy is processed quickly. More information is available here
- It’s worth applying: over half of Vermonters applying for private health plans were found eligible for financial help to make coverage more affordable and more people than expected were found eligible for Medicaid, a very low-cost, comprehensive health plan.
- Employers who offer health insurance, and renew between January and May, should contact their insurance carrier immediately to complete enrollments, if they haven’t already done so.
Need a representative to help you decide what's right for your business? VBSR is working with the state so we can support small businesses in deciding the correct course of action when navigating to the new health exchange. Learn more about how we can help and/or connect with one of our VBSR Navigators here.
From documents to calculators, helpful links to videos of health care reform sessions, we have you covered. Click here for a host of resources provided by Vermont Health Connect, VBSR and more. Note: Vermont Health Connect has a Small Business Hotline: 855-499-9800.
A number of different health care providers, associations and government agencies are working to make navigating the exchange as smooth as possible. Check out these event pages to find help in your geographic area or via webinar:
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