MAPS offering health insurance enrollment assistance

CAMBRIDGE – The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has recently partnered with the Massachusetts Health Connector to offer health insurance enrollment assistance and information to uninsured community members.

This free assistance will be provided in English, Portuguese or Cabo Verdean Creole out of MAPS’ six offices throughout Massachusetts.

MAPS Case Worker Maria Matos offers health insurance enrollment assistance to a client.

“This is an important step towards our mission of removing barriers and increasing access to healthcare among our communities,” said MAPS CEO Paulo Pinto. “We are honored to become a Navigator agency again and look forward to collaborating with the Massachusetts Health Connector towards building healthy and successful communities.”

MAPS has served the Portuguese-speaking communities of Massachusetts and others since 1970, providing free health and social services.

In December of 2022, the state’s health insurance marketplace attributed a $154,196 two-year grant to MAPS, which will allow the health and social services organization to work with uninsured community members, including those who have never been insured, to inform them about available options and how to enroll, and to help them review eligibility and apply for coverage.

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