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Coverage Team

Get Help with Medicaid/MaineCare, the Health Insurance Marketplace & Community Resources

The MaineHealth Coverage Team specializes in helping uninsured or under-insured patients enroll in programs such as Medicaid/MaineCare and the Health Insurance Marketplace. We also address other needs such as access to food, heating assistance and transportation.  

We're Here to Help with These Programs

Our staff are Certified Application Counselors (CACs) and offer in-person and phone counseling to help you enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace/ACA plans. Typically, 85% of Mainers receive financial assistance to make the plans more affordable.

Typically, Open Enrollment is from November 1 to December 15. In 2021, due to the American Rescue Plan, anyone is eligible to sign up under the Special Enrollment Period now through August 15.

Open Enrollment is November 1 to December 15 each year. You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period during the year if you have a qualifying life event (losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child). For more information see the Health Insurance Marketplace or email us at getcoverage@mainehealth.org.

How will it help me?

  • Medicaid/MaineCare is health insurance for Mainers with limited income. It pays for the care you get when you go to the doctor for a yearly wellness visit or when you are sick. It can also help with prescription drug costs.
  • If you have kids, it also covers their dental and vision care.
  • Medicaid/MaineCare is free, and most services are covered for free or a small copayment.

How do I know if I am eligible?

  • To qualify for Medicaid/MaineCare, your family income must be below a certain level (it also depends on how many people live with you). Call us to find out if you qualify!
  • If you think your income is too high, call us anyway. There are other programs that you or your family members may be able to access. We can help you figure that out. 

Medicare Savings Program

This is a program for people with Medicare who have limited income. The Medicare Savings Program pays your Medicare Part B monthly premium, covers Medicare deductibles and co-pays, and reduces your prescription drug out-of-pocket costs.

MaineCare Limited Benefit

MaineCare’s Limited Benefit covers yearly physicals, all types of birth control, and many reproductive/sexual health care services. This benefit is unique in that it has a higher eligibility income threshold and only counts your individual income (spousal income is not counted) to qualify.

Private Health Insurance Premium

To qualify for the Private Health Insurance Premium, someone in the household, usually a child, meets the eligibility requirements for Medicaid/MaineCare and their parent(s) has health insurance through an employer. With the Private Health Insurance Premium, Medicaid/MaineCare becomes secondary insurance coverage to the employer coverage and pays the portion of health care costs that the employer coverage does not cover. It also reimburses parent(s) for the monthly cost of their employer coverage.

 

Walk-ins are welcome, Monday-Friday, at the following locations:

Scarborough, ME
100 Campus Drive

North Conway, NH
3073 White Mountain Highway 
Rockland, ME 
22 White Street, 2nd Floor
South Portland, ME
265 Western Ave. 
Farmington, ME
111 Franklin Commons
Norway, ME
181 Main St. 
Rockport, ME 
6 Glen Cove Drive
 
Belfast, ME
125 Northport Avenue 
138 Northport Avenue
Portland, ME
22 Bramhall Street
241 Oxford Street
335 Brighton Avenue
Damariscotta, ME 
40 Belvedere Road
35 Miles Street
 

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