signing up insurance healthconnecter mass.
I have just completed signup for medical insurance using the massachusettes
healthconnecter-which is what Obamacare health exchanges are modeled on.
i assume the exchanges in other states will work the same way.
anyways you go to the site.
first thing is decide if you are going to apply for subsidies or not.
i'm getting no subsidies so i went to full boat pay section.
2. then you search all the available insurance plans and pick one.
3. click on one you picked.
4. fill out 3 page enrollment form
5.click ok and send to the connecter.
6. because i am enrolling out of the open enrollment period i have to furnish either a cobra letter or CCC or a letter from my current insurance company stating dates covered. since i am technically covered by old insurance until 3/31
it states starting date and currently covered. as long as the date on the letter(current date letter written) is within 62 days of my starting date 4/1.
and some verifications of address making me mass. resident-about 10 different verification choices to pick from. i faxed copies of these things to the connecter.
i gave them my e-mail but i got a pleasant call 2 days later from them saying aok and how do i want to pay.
i can pay montly by check, i can do every month single pay from my checking account electronically or i can use auto-pay.
easy as pie.
The one thing that surprised me however is that until it starts i have no actual contact with the insurance provider i picked. as far as i can tell my payments go to the connecter and i guess they handle paying my insurance provider.
i will say this was surprisingly easy.