If your employer does not offer health insurance—for you, or for your family members—the annual Open Enrollment period is an opportunity to change your current plan or purchase a new one.
Beginning November 1, through December 15 you can purchase a health insurance plan directly through the Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) or an insurance company website (like HealthOptions.org) for January 1, 2019. If you prefer to have help choosing a plan, look for a local health insurance navigator or broker. You can search for them here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/
If you have certain qualifying life events (like marriage, having a baby, or losing other health coverage), you may still be able to enroll in a health insurance plan outside of Open Enrollment by qualifying for a Special Enrollment Period.
Substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels. Like the rest of the country, Maine is experiencing a narcotic substance abuse crisis. In 2017, 418 people in Maine died of drug overdoses.