We recognize that the economic impact of COVID-19 has been enormous, and that many families are experiencing food insecurity and/or loss of health insurance due to a job loss. During these times, many families’ circumstances are changing; as always, we are here to help keep your family healthy.

If you are struggling with food insecurity, call our office and ask to speak with a nurse who will connect you with the support team at Boston Children’s Hospital. This service is completely confidential.

Having health insurance is key to your family’s health and safety. Families who need access to health insurance should apply for coverage as soon as is possible – you may be eligible for low- or no-cost coverage for you and your family. If you’ve lost health insurance that you had through a job, make sure to apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. However, the sooner you apply, the sooner your new health insurance can start. Even if you cannot afford COBRA coverage, you may still apply for health insurance through the Health Connector or MassHealth.

ONLINE – If you have access to a computer, completing the application and enrollment process online is the easiest way to apply: www.MaHealthConnector.org

OVER THE PHONE – Call centers can help you apply for and enroll in coverage:
Health Connector: (877) 623-6765, TTY: (877) 623-7773
MassHealth: (800) 841-2900, TTY: (800) 497-4648

ENROLLMENT ASSISTER – If you need support – they’re here for you: Certified assisters (Navigators and CACs) are available and can help you remotely. Many assisters can help over the phone. Find an assister here: https://my.mahealthconnector.org/enrollment-assisters

Please note that MassHealth has eased many of the verification requirements for applicants, making the process easier for individuals and families to access coverage during this time, visit this link: www.mass.gov/info-details/masshealth-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-applicants-and-members for more info.
We have developed this support information into a PDF that can be accessed here and on our website.

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