BeWellnm and Office of Superintendent of Insurance Statement on the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, November 1, 12:00 am

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Phone | 505-898-8689

BeWellnm: Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group, 505-898-8689 or tom@garritypr.com

Office of Superintendent of Insurance: Heather Widler, 505-977-2335 or

heather.widler@state.nm.us

Albuquerque, NM – Following Tuesday’s 2016 presidential election results and speculation

about the future of the Affordable Care Act, beWellnm and the Office of the Superintendent of

Insurance (OSI) are reassuring the public about the importance of continuing to enroll in quality,

affordable healthcare coverage through the current open enrollment period. BeWellnm and OSI

released the following statement about the future of the Affordable Care Act:

“While there has been much discussion about the future of the Affordable Care Act and the impact

of the Presidential election, there have been no changes to the law at this time. BeWellnm continues

to provide New Mexicans with access to affordable health insurance options during this Open

Enrollment period for 2017 coverage. Open Enrollment continues through January 31, 2017, and

beWellnm certified agents, brokers and enrollment counselors are available free of charge to assist

consumers with finding plans that fit their needs and their budgets.

“You can visit the beWellnm website, www.bewellnm.com, to shop for coverage or locate one of

the five statewide Enrollment Assistance Center locations near you for in-person assistance. In

addition, the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance has tools available on the website to assist

consumers who are shopping for coverage, and who need help with the coverage they already

possess. The Superintendent of Insurance and his office remain committed to helping consumers

through this Open Enrollment, and encourages consumers to be mindful of upcoming deadlines,

including selecting a plan by December 15, 2016 which will ensure coverage begins on January 1,

2017. Additional assistance and information about consumer rights are available on the OSI

website at www.osi.state.nm.us.”

About beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange

BeWellnm was created to help individuals and small businesses get access to affordable health insurance

plans. BeWellnm helps consumers compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for

their health needs and budget. BeWellnm also helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for

premium assistance and if so, at what level. Through beWellnm for Small Business, small businesses are

able to purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to

choose from an array of plans. Enrollment Counselors and insurance agents are available throughout the

state to help with signing up for health insurance.

To find more information on beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, visit

www.beWellnm.com or call us at 1-855-996-6449.

About the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance

The Office of Superintendent of Insurance was created through New Mexico legislative action in 2012.

Article XI, Section 20, of the New Mexico Constitution separated the Insurance Division from the Public

Regulation Commission, with the Superintendent of Insurance, John G. Franchini, being appointed by an

insurance nominating committee, made of members chosen by the Legislature, governor, and by

committee members.

OSI remains committed to consumer protection and fraud prosecution and education, through our mission

to provide convenient access to consumers to reliable insurance products which are underwritten by

dependable and financially sound companies. We strive to ensure that these companies have a proven

history of fair and reasonable rates and are represented by trustworthy and qualified agents.

For consumer assistance through the Office of Superintendent of Insurance, please visit

www.osi.state.nm.us or call us at 1-855-857-0972.