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Open enrollment begins Saturday for Massachusetts Health Connector insurance plans, as website revamps after 2013 debacle

Open enrollment begins Saturday for Massachusetts Health Connector insurance plans, as website revamps after 2013 debacle

BOSTON – Open enrollment begins Saturday for health plans purchased through the state’s independent marketplace, and state officials believe this year’s launch will be far better than last year’s fiasco.

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Massachusetts Chooses hCentive for Health-Insurance Exchange

Massachusetts Chooses hCentive for Health-Insurance Exchange

Massachusetts will replace its failed online health-insurance exchange with another from a private company rather than shifting to the federally-run marketplace, a state health official said Friday. The state has been scrambling to replace the old system after a problem-plagued enrollment period late last year. In June, it cut ties with the system’s architect, CGI Group Inc.

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Mass. Connector Won’t Adopt Troubled Federal Health Website

Mass. Connector Won’t Adopt Troubled Federal Health Website

Massachusetts has decided to revamp its beleaguered health website as opposed to joining the widely scrutinized federal health insurance website, according to multiple reports. The state had previously planned to drop its “dysfunctional” Massachusetts Health Connector website, which was plagued with technical issues ahead of the April 1 date that required most Americans to be enrolled in coverage that meets federal standards.

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Mass. sticking with its health insurance website

Mass. sticking with its health insurance website

Massachusetts will run its own health insurance exchange and won’t need to join the federal HealthCare.gov website, state officials announced Friday. A software system adapted for Massachusetts by the tech firm hCentive passed muster with the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a test late Thursday, giving officials confidence that it will be ready when enrollment for next year starts on Nov. 15.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Limp Toward Relaunch

State Health Insurance Exchanges Limp Toward Relaunch

More than nine months since the rocky launch of the nation’s public health insurance marketplaces, the state-level exchanges are still a work in progress. Collectively, more than 8 million people have signed up through the state marketplaces and the federal site, HealthCare.gov, since their inception, according to the Obama Administration’s April tally.

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