No members of the fishing community need go without health care coverage for any reason. Massachusetts health care reform enacted in 2006 created many new high quality health coverage options for fishermen and their families. Massachusetts fishermen are eligible for many high quality plans to make your health coverage affordable, and we are here to help you get the best coverage at the best price.
The Insurance Partnership (IP) is a special program that can help self-employed persons or small businesses with employees pay for health insurance. The Insurance Partnership is not a health plan. The Insurance Partnership helps pay for health insurance. And many people who are eligible for this valuable financial assistance do not take advantage of it.
No matter what your financial situation may be or how it may change, members of the fishing industry should always contact us before applying for healthcare coverage and especially before losing their healthcare coverage because they cannot afford to pay. No one should decide against applying for health coverage because of cost. Any fisherman having difficulty paying or affording monthly premiums should contact us for assistance.