Open Enrollment 2021

November 1, 2020 – July 23, 2021

If you’re someone in need of health insurance, Fishing Partnership can help. Enrollment for 2021 starts on November 1, 2020 and runs through July 23, 2021. Fishing Partnership works with the Health Connector, a Massachusetts state agency and health insurance marketplace to help Massachusetts residents sign up. Our focus is commercial fishermen and their families, but our Navigators can assist any Massachusetts resident during open enrollment 2021 and throughout the year.

Key Deadlines

Dec 23, 2020:  Pick a plan and make a payment for your Health Connector plan to start Jan 1, 2021.
July 23, 2021:  Pick a plan and make a payment for your Health Connector plan to start Feb 1, 2022.

THANK YOU Fishing Partnership Support Services! I had the pleasure of working with Maria who skillfully and smartly helped me secure health care coverage in 2 DAYS! I am extremely grateful for the sincere care of this amazing organization that helps blue collar workers like myself. You have truly made a difference in my life!

Stephen Kollack

Massachusetts maintains a mandate for all individuals to have health insurance. Unenrolled residents could pay a tax penalty. Don’t risk it, contact a Navigator and get covered today!

If You Already Have Insurance Through Health Connector

If you already have insurance through the Health Connector, you don’t need to reapply. But you should update your online account information before the end of the year to get the best plan for 2021. Navigators can help you update your information and confirm you are on the right plan for your needs. If you’re on MassHealth, we can help you with any questions about your coverage or enrollment too.

If Your Income Varies

Navigators are standing by to help you understand your choices and provide guidance for selecting a health plan to keep you healthy and on the water. For commercial fishermen, income is unpredictable and varies.Your income may look different this year due to COVID-19. Our Navigators are trained to help you walk through different sources of income. We offer deep experience working with fishing families and helping them adjust their expected yearly income based on what they think they’ll earn over the course of the year. Should your income change later on in the year, we’ll help you update your information too!

If You’re Enrolling For The First Time

When you’re young and healthy, you might think health insurance is the last thing you need. But the fact is, fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations on the planet. Fishermen of all ages need good, quality health insurance and we work regularly with fishermen that are enrolling for the first time. All Health Connector plans cover services like doctor visits, emergency care, physical therapy, and prescription drugs. Having a plan ensures your peace of mind and less out of pocket expenses throughout a year when the unexpected occurs.

Request Services

Are you or your spouse a fisherman? Do you come from a fishing family? Or, are you a shoreline worker that lives in a coastal community [that's anyone that has a job that supports fishermen getting their product to market and includes boat mechanics, fish cutters and lumpers to name a few]? We're here to help. Complete the Request for Services form and we'll answer your call.

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