Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) is offering in-person assistance to community members enrolling in Vermont Health Connect, the state’s health insurance marketplace.
2019 Open Enrollment starts November 1 and ends December 15. This is the time when any Vermonter can sign up for 2019 health coverage, or make changes to an existing plan. Enrolling members will have a coverage start date of Jan. 1, 2019.
Current Vermont Health Connect members aren’t required to compare health plans or to take any action at all. As long as they continue to pay their bills, members are automatically renewed into the 2019 version of their 2018 plan. In past years, most members have gone this route. Due to this year’s changes, however, officials are strongly encouraging members to invest the time needed to be sure they’re in the best plan for them.
2019 Plan Comparison Tool
Residents can start the enrollment process by completing the 2019 Plan Comparison Tool. As in past years, the tool allows members to compare total costs in an average year or bad year, view doctor directories and drug lists, and much more. New this year, the tool also provides members with the ability to see their total costs in a low-use year (or “good year”) and the likelihood of someone with their age and health status having a good year.
With big changes on the horizon, the tool is an essential five-minute step for all current and prospective members of Vermont’s health insurance marketplace. Vermonters who take a few minutes to compare plans will find more choices and more financial help than ever before.
Enrollment Assistance at CVMC
For additional enrollment assistance, CVMC will provide in-person assisters at locations in Barre and Montpelier, as well as at the hospital campus. In-person assisters are professionals trained and certified by the Department of Vermont Health Access to help residents enroll and maintain health coverage through Vermont Health Connect or Green Mountain Care. They can help residents select the most economical plans for their families.
One-hour appointments with CVMC assisters can be scheduled from November 1 to December 15 at:
To schedule an appointment:
- first complete the comparison tool,
- then email CVMC at PatientNavigator@cvmc.org,
- or call financial counseling directly at 802-371-4398.
Assisters are available to help any community member in CVMC’s service area, which includes Washington County and surrounding areas. You do not need to be a current CVMC patient to take advantage of the service.