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Vermont Health Connect (VHC) is the online marketplace where Vermonters will be able to enroll in public health care programs (Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur) and buy private insurance with subsidies to help pay for coverage.
Individuals and families in VHAP, Catamount Health, or a nongroup (individual) plan and small employers can choose to extend their current plan until March 31, 2014.
VHAP/Catamount Health: Individuals enrolled in these programs will have their current coverage automatically extended to March 31, 2014 unless they become eligible for Medicaid as of January 1 or choose to enroll in a plan through VHC. Individuals who become eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid effective January 1, 2014. Premiums will stay the same.
Individual Plans: Individuals and families enrolled in an individual(nongroup) plan can choose to extend their coverage until March 31, 2014.
For coverage starting April 1, 2014, enrollees will have to enroll in a plan through VHC by March 15 and pay their premium by March 31, 2014.
Deductibles will reset January 1, 2014. If current plans are extended, the deductibles will start new January 1. Any expenses incurred towards a deductible starting in January will be carried forward to meet the deductible in a new plan as long as the member stays with the same insurance company.
Small employers can also extend their current plan until March 31, 2014. They have new options for enrolling in a VHC plan. In addition to the current methods of enrolling, they can now enroll directly through the insurance company of their choice.
Fact sheet for small employers