Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Insurance Marketplace


There is a new way to obtain health insurance beginning January 1, 2014 through the Affordable Care Act called the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov. Open enrollment for 2018 for insurance plans with the federal Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Deadline to enroll in a plan with a January 1, 2018 effective date is December 15, 2017. For questions, or to apply by phone, contact the Marketplace Call Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (Closed Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day) at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). You can learn more about open enrollment, insurance options available, preventive/wellness benefits, and insurance costs. in addition, by entering your zip code or town at LocalHelp.Healthcare.gov you can find personal help applying for health coverage.


 


How to Enroll for MBCHP breast and cervical cancer screening services


For information about enrolling in the MBCHP, please call our office Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Maine Toll-Free Line: 1-800-350-5180
Local/Outside of Maine: 1-207-287-8068
TTY: Users dial 711 (Maine Relay)

 


Who is eligible for MBCHP breast and cervical cancer screening services


In order to be eligible to enroll in the MBCHP for breast and cervical cancer screening services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Maine woman age 40 or older*, and
  • Have household income less than or equal to 250% of the current Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and
  • Have no health insurance, or health insurance that does not cover mammograms or Pap tests (preventive cancer screening services), or has high deductibles, co-insurance, co-pays, or premiums.
  • Women receiving Medicare Part B or MaineCare benefits are not eligible for MBCHP. (Mammograms and Pap tests are covered under these programs.)

* Limited openings for women age 35-39 who have seen a doctor and need additional tests for a possible breast or cervical cancer OR if you have not had a Pap in 5 or more years.

Enrollment in the screening program provides coverage for screening services for one year. Each year you will be given an opportunity to re-enroll in the screening program as long as you continue to meet MBCHP eligibility requirements.

2018 HHS Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPL):

 
Persons in family/household
250% Poverty Guideline
1
$30,350
2
$41,150
3
$51,950
4
$62,750
5
$73,550
6
$84,350
7
$95,150
8
$105,950
Each additional person add:
$10,800
https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

For information about MBCHP breast and cervical cancer screening services call:

Local/Outside of Maine: 1-207-287-8068
Maine Toll Free: 1-800-350-5180
TTY Users dial 711 (Maine Relay)

Updated January 19, 2018