BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts residents who buy private health care plans through the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector have until Monday to participate in an open enrollment period.

Connector Executive Director Glen Shor said the enrollment period will be the only chance this year for many Massachusetts residents to obtain insurance through the connector authority.

A recent state law restricts when many individuals and families buying health insurance outside of an employer’s plan or a government-subsidized program can purchase or change plans.

The next open enrollment period for customers to purchase or switch plans will not occur until July 2012.

Major carriers with plans offered through the Health Connector include Blue Cross Blue Shield, CeltiCare, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (7)
  1. Ajay says:

    What a joke! Massachusetts officials can’t wait to be able to CLAIM that everyone has health insurance.

    1. Alex James says:

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.
      I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
      Here is the website we use to get it all from,

  2. emom says:

    Yeah and the cost is not at all cheap,,., REALLY do they realy beleive most can afford it… and then getting on mass health is just as a hassle as the rest… and now if you dont get on the health insurance then what WE GET PENILIZAED IF WE DONT GET IT. how fair is that,,,, If they claim they want every one to have insurance , make it much easier to obtain not harder.. you defeat the purpose.

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  4. Ajay says:

    The sad part is that after all the hassle and additional red-tape and cost…not many more will have insurance than before the whole thing started.

  5. Ralph Vincent Ferraren says:

    Most district court judges find the law constitutional. compare state regulation so pervasive that homeowners alleged their property has been taken, or requirements–often for people who are, practically speaking, forced to drive for one reason or another.

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