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Premium Assistance for nongroup coverage for children -March deadlines

There are limited situations in which MassHealth will reimburse families with children on MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth for the costs of purchasing a nongroup insurance policy for the child (or young adult under age 21) in order to obtain services like ABA for Autism that are not generally available in MassHealth.  About 200 children have this benefit now but their private insurance plans expire on or before March 31, 2014.  They must renew plans by March 24 to maintain continuous coverage on April 1. March 31 is the end of the open enrollment period to purchase nongroup plans.

MassHealth & the Connector have released a series of memos with instructions to families about how to renew UNSUBSIDIZED nongroup coverage in order to obtain MassHealth premium assistance. Unfortunately, computer glitches have prevented most families from being able to follow the Dec & Feb instructions.

Attached are a new set of instructions dated 3-14-14 from MassHealth/Connector designed to address the problems to date.  

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