Individuals and families have an opportunity to enroll in health insurance between November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2014 on BeWellNM, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange. During this Open Enrollment Period you can make apples-to-apples comparisons between quality health plans, determine if you can get financial assistance to lower your costs.
You can rest assured that all plans on BeWellNM will cover you for checkups, prescriptions, maternity care, hospital visits and more. For a full list of covered benefits on all plans click HERE
Compare Plans and Find the Right Coverage
On healthcare.gov's anonymous browsing tool , you can first view plans from health insurance companies and make apples-to-apples comparisons between benefits and prices before you apply and enroll.
When you shop for plans you will see 5 categories, or metal levels, of coverage on healthcare.gov through NMHIX. These categories refer to how much you pay and how much the insurance company typically pays for covered benefits. The categories having nothing to do with the quality or amount of care you get.
|Metal Level||Percentage of Medical Costs
Paid by Health Plan
|Percentage of Medical Costs|
Paid by Individual
|Catastrophic||A catastrophic plan generally requires you to pay all of your medical costs up to a certain amount, usually several thousand dollars.|
What to consider when choosing a plan category
Bronze plans generally have the lowest monthly premiums, but generally have higher costs when you visit the doctor. Platinum plans have higher monthly premiums, but you generally pay less when you visit the doctor.