After December 15, Mainers who need coverage will only be able to purchase major medical insurance for 2019 if they have a change in life circumstance that qualifies them for a Special Enrollment Period.
Anyone who is eligible for a subsidy must go through www.healthcare.gov to purchase insurance and to have the subsidy applied. Those who don’t qualify for subsidies can use the bureau’s rate calculator at maine.gov/insurance, which includes both Marketplace and off-Marketplace plans. Mainers who need help getting started, or who have health insurance related questions, are invited to call the bureau’s Consumer Health Care Division Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 800-300-5000 (in state) or 207-624-8475 (for TTY, call Maine Relay 711). Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.