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As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported, you may be wondering what you can do to avoid exposure to the virus. Until a vaccine is developed, healthcare authorities recommend following the same steps you would take to prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses. That includes:
To avoid misinformation about COVID-19, look to trustworthy sources, such as the CDC, the World Health Organization, and local health departments websites to stay informed.
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.
“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.