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Important Message: To get health insurance, you must sign up during an enrollment period. Vermont Health Connect has a Special Enrollment Period open now through October 1, and uninsured Vermonters can enroll in a qualified health plan during this time. Under the American Rescue Plan Act, Vermonters can get more financial help when they enroll through Vermont Health Connect. Vermonters who have insurance directly through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont or MVP Health Care® can transfer their plan to Vermont Health Connect now to get premium tax credits.  Vermonters who are eligible for Medicaid can enroll at any time.

How to Pay

Right now, Vermont Health Connect customers pay one monthly bill to Vermont Health Connect. It is their monthly payment for every health and dental plan they have through Vermont Health Connect.

 

What’s changing?

Customers will stop making a monthly payment to Vermont Health Connect when they get their first 2022 insurance bill. This will arrive in December of 2021. They will send separate payments to each of their insurance companies.

  • This starts with the first monthly payment for 2022 insurance. Customers will get their first 2022 bill in December 2021 from their insurance company.
  • Insurance companies will get payments faster. They can start coverage faster and answer customer questions about payments.

 

What stays the same?

  • To get financial help, customers must sign up through Vermont Health Connect. This help can:
    • Lower customers’ monthly insurance payments;
    • Let customers pay less to see a doctor or get medicine; and/or
    • Give customers a tax credit
  • There are no monthly payments for Dr. Dynasaur during the COVID-19 emergency. Vermont Health Connect will contact customers when the monthly payments start again. When payments start again, customers will pay Vermont Health Connect.
  • Customers with unpaid monthly insurance bills for 2021 should still pay those past due amounts to Vermont Health Connect.

 

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