Health Connector Offers More Choices for Small Businesses

The state’s eight leading health insurance carriers are now offering health plans to small businesses through the Massachusetts Health Connector’s Business Express program. Business Express is a solution for small businesses that enables an easy apples-to-apples comparison of plans and until recently, there had been limited carrier participation in the program since its original launch two years ago.

The eight carriers participating in the program are: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BMC HealthNet Plan, CeltiCare Health Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan.

Business Express is available to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.  All of the health plans have been awarded the Seal of Approval from the Massachusetts Health Connector, and there are no membership dues or monthly fees. Some small business owners may also qualify for a 15 percent rebate of the premium the owner contributes towards his or her employees’ coverage by participating in Wellness Track, a Health Connector program that promotes healthy lifestyles.

Small business owners may shop for Business Express at www.MAhealthconnector.org. The application takes about 15 minutes and quotes are generated within seconds. Small business owners may also learn more and enroll by calling 1-888-813-9220 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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