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You also may be eligible for cost-sharing subsidies that will reduce your costs when you get medical care. Cost sharing subsidies are available only if you buy a silver-level plan.
Medicaid Expansion: Some states, including Massachusetts, expanded sdMedicaid so more people can get health insurance coverage. Because Massachusetts is one of them, you may be eligible if your yearly gross income is no more than roughly $15,856 for one person and $32,499 for a family of four.
CHIP: The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides coverage for children of some families who have a low income but are not eligible for Medicaid.
Go to the Massachusetts Health Connector to see if you qualify for these programs.
Trained navigators and assisters can teach you about the Marketplace and guide you through enrollment. They are supposed to be fair and impartial and cannot take money from insurance companies. Trained insurance agents also can help you with your choices. Here are several ways you can get help with your insurance decisions:
- Web Site: Find information about Massachusetts' Marketplace atMassachusetts Health Connector. You can create an account, find information about different plans, and buy insurance.
- Call center: Call 877-623-6765 for information about your insurance options.
- Other Resources: Find a navigator or a certified application counselor in your area.