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Open Period To Sign Up For Health Insurance In Massachusetts Begins


   The open enrollment period has started for people looking to sign up for coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector – the state’s online health insurance marketplace.

   Open enrollment at the Health Connector started on November 1st and will run through January 23, 2019.

   During this time, people can renew their current insurance for another year, or sign up for new coverage.

    There are enrollment specialists, known as navigators, who are available to provide in-person help for people to obtain insurance.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Jason Lefferts, the spokesman for the Health Connector.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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