Health Insurance Options in New Mexico

2018 Obamacare Open Enrollment Period from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. You can purchase health insurance for the upcoming year through the state-based marketplace (BeWellNM.com)

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You can purchase health insurance through HealthQuoteInfo. Call 855-614-5057 to shop around and save!

 

New Mexico has opted to create a state-based marketplace, meaning you cannot go to HealthCare.gov to get an Obamacare plan. Instead, you’ll have to visit BeWellNM.com to shop around compare various different plans. The goal of this website is to provide all residents with an affordable health care plan and bring down the rate of uninsured individuals to single digit figures.

Why Get Health Insurance?

Health insurance is an important aspect of everyone’s lives, and for the first time in modern history, the entire country has access to affordable health care. It’s also crucial to prepare for the future and be as proactive as possible, so if an accident does occur, you won’t be left with a hefty medical bill that’ll leave you in debt.

Who Can Register?

All residents of New Mexico can purchase a health insurance plan through the aforementioned website. If you can’t afford to purchase a health care plan, you can consider Medicaid, which is a program meant to support individuals who otherwise would go uninsured. For children, there’s also a plan called CHIP. Both Medicaid and CHIP are administered by each state but is regulated by the federal government in Washington DC.

When Can I register?

The 2018 Open Enrollment Period begins on November 1, 2017 and runs until December 15, 2017. This means you will have approximately 45 days to fully register for an Obamacare plan. If you miss the enrollment period, you’ll have to wait until next year or select a short-term plan that only lasts for three to six months.

To use BeWellNM.com is actually really easy. You just need to create an account and fill out all the relevant information. Based on your location, you’ll be able to see all the plans available in your area and select the one that suits your needs. Don’t forget that residents can also qualify for tax subsidies, meaning your monthly premium could be partially paid if you meet certain criteria. If you have more questions, you can always speak to one of our representatives at 855-614-5057.