Commonwealth Care is a subsidized insurance program for uninsured individuals with incomes that fall within certain guidelines and who meet other qualifications. Commonwealth Care plans are low or no cost depending on your income. With Commonwealth Care, you choose a health plan and you choose your own doctor. Commonwealth Care plan benefits include regular check-ups, treatment when you are sick or injured, prescriptions at your local pharmacy, vision care, mental health or substance abuse treatment, and, for some members, dental care. Commonwealth Care plans are offered by Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health Net Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Neighborhood Health Plan and Network Health.
To find out if you are eligible for Commonwealth Care, call 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765).
Commonwealth Choice offers a variety of unsubsidized, individual health insurance plans. Because the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority negotiates the rates for these plans together, they cost significantly less than buying an individual policy from an insurer directly. Plans vary in cost and levels of coverage and are offered through the following providers:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,
- Fallon Community Health Plan,
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care,
- Health New England,
- Neighborhood Health Plan, and
- Tufts Health Plan.
To select a Commonwealth Choice plan or compare the costs and benefits of a variety of plans,
call 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765).