Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Rules for Enrolling in an Individual Health Plan

If you are eligible to buy health insurance in Massachusetts directly from a health insurer, you may only purchase health care coverage, or make a change to your current coverage, during an Open Enrollment period. Beginning this year, there are several important changes to Open Enrollment that we want you to be aware of:

  • In 2014, there is a federal Open Enrollment period from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.
  • By 2015, all individual plans will have an effective date (renewal date) of January 1.

To Change Blue Cross Plans

If you are a current Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts member and wish to change plans during the Open Enrollment period, starting November 15, 2014, you can log in to your Member Central account and select Go to My BQi Account (on the right of your screen). This plan change will take effect on your 2014 renewal date. If you haven't already registered on Member Central, please create an account.

Eligible for a Premium Subsidy?

If you believe you may be eligible for a premium subsidy, please go to the Massachusetts Health Connector website or call 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765). Premium subsidies are only available through the Health Connector, and the Health Connector can help you find out if you are eligible.


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