STATEWIDE – Thousands of Mainers are filing unemployment claims because they are losing their jobs due to COVID-19.
Maine Bureau of Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa says the recently unemployed should consider their health insurance options as soon as possible to protect themselves and their families.
He says they have 60 days from the day they lose their coverage to apply for a new policy.
“Log onto healthcare.gov and see if you are eligible for subsidies through something called the ‘insurance exchange,’ and those subsidies can be significant,” Cioppa said.
Cioppa urges Mainers who have lost their jobs to apply online at www.healthcare.gov”
o contact their home owners, life and car insurance companies as well.
He says many of them are willing to work with people during these very difficult times.
The Maine Bureau of Insurance has a consumer division that can answer questions for Mainers who have their lost their health insurance.
That number is 1-800-300-5000.