Important Information: MSP will no longer be available as of December 31, 2013
Due to changes in state and federal law, MSP will no longer be available to claimants as of December 31, 2013.
- In order to have health coverage beginning January 1, 2014, you must apply for a new health insurance plan.
- You can apply for a new plan beginning on October 1, 2013. This means that even if you are currently enrolled in MSP, beginning October 1, 2013 you will need to apply for health insurance coverage that would begin on January 1, 2014.
- As long as you remain otherwise eligible, your MSP coverage will continue through December 31, 2013.
- It is important that you apply for a new plan and pay your first premium prior to December 23, 2013 to avoid any break in your health insurance coverage.
The pamphlet has information about enrollment and general information about your upcoming transition. For more information on how to apply, please call the Massachusetts Health Connector at 1-877-MA ENROLL (1-877-623-6765) or visit www.MAHealthConnector.org.
After you file your claim for unemployment insurance benefits, you will automatically receive an application packet directly from the Medical Security Program.
You should complete and return the application to the MSP as soon as possible. A delay in applying will delay the date your coverage goes into effect. Please note that if you are enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare Part B, you are not eligible for MSP.
Before you submit your application, make sure that you have provided all the information requested below, if applicable.
- A copy of a letter from your employer or health insurance company stating the amount of your premium and the date your COBRA coverage began.
- A copy of your Mass Health/Commonwealth Care termination letter if you were previously enrolled.
- The four (4) most recent pay stubs for your spouse if you are applying for family coverage. MSP will assign expenses by family size.
- A copy of letter from your Spouse's employer on company letterhead indicating the name of the health insurance plan, Spouse's current premium, the premium to cover the applicant and the date the insurance will be available.
This will help you to avoid delays in processing; however, you should mail your application, even if required documents are not available. The MSP will notify you of your eligibility in writing.
If you have applied for unemployment insurance benefits and have not received a Medical Security Program application within two weeks, contact the Medical Security Program at 1-800-908-8801 to have an application mailed to you.