(WPRI) — HealthSource RI is reminding all Rhode Islanders the open enrollment period for individuals and families ends this Monday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.
Enrollees must also complete their application and select a plan and pay by April 23, for coverage that begins on May 1, 2014.
Medicaid-eligible individuals may enroll at any time during the calendar year. Small employers may enroll at their annual policy renewal date, regardless of where that date falls in the calendar year.
Those interested in enrolling can visit HealthSource RI’s Contact Center at 70 Royal Little Drive in Providence or its temporary Contact Center at 250 A Centerville Road in Warwick (Summit Executive Park). Both locations will offer extended hours on Sunday, March 30, from noon to 9 p.m. and Monday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone lines will be open until midnight on March 31.
Rhode Islanders may also enroll by phone at 1-855-840-4774 or online at www.healthsourceri.com.
To most easily explore options and rates, have the following information available when beginning plan selection and enrollment:
- Last year’s tax form/tax information
- Social security numbers/immigration documents
- Employer Identification Number (EIN) – Ask your manager or refer to your W-2 form
- Information about any health insurance you currently have
- Names of any current doctors you want to keep
Rhode Islanders who encounter system issues that prevent them from completing an application and selecting a plan by 11:59 p.m. on March 31 may qualify for a special enrollment period provision, per federal guidance.
In addition, those who experience a qualifying life event after March 31, such as losing employer health coverage, a change in income or family size, or those who are new to Rhode Island, may qualify for a special enrollment period provision. Call HealthSource RI at 1-855-840-4774 for more information.