BeWell, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Marketplace, will be at the New Mexico Highlands University’s Rio Rancho campus November 9 to offer enrollment assistance to uninsured residents.

BeWellnm is kicking off the annual Open Enrollment period—a time of year for New Mexicans who don’t have insurance through Medicaid, Medicare or their employer to purchase a health
insurance plan through the marketplace for the upcoming year. The Enrollment Event runs from 3-7 p.m. at the NMHU Rio Rancho campus.

The Open Enrollment period began November 1 and ends January 15. It’s the only time individuals and families can secure and maintain their health insurance coverage outside of certain life events.

This year, the BeWellnm marketplace will offer a wide range of health insurance plans to fit every consumer and their budget. For 2024, people can compare and enroll in plans from five known carriers:

  • Ambetter from Western Sky Community Care
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Molina Health Care of New Mexico, Inc.
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • United Healthcare (new to 2024)
  • Best Life (Stand-alone dental plans only)

Every plan purchased through the marketplace covers 10 essential healthcare services and includes no-cost preventative care. Each provider will also offer Clear Cost Plans—standardized plans that all have the same out-of-pocket costs for covered benefits—making the shopping experience easier by focusing on cost, provider network, and quality.

BeWellnm is the only place to qualify for state and federal subsidies to make coverage more affordable.

“BeWellnm serves as a resource for connecting New Mexicans with affordable and high-quality healthcare,” said BeWellnm’s CEO Bruce Gilbert. “With an estimated 45 thousand individuals enrolled, 38% of whom qualified for plans costing $10 or less, BeWellnm stands as the bridge to subsidized health insurance.”

BeWellnm will have Enrollment Counselors and Brokers on-site to offer free assistance with the enrollment application, finding the right health insurance plan and to review financial aid eligibility that can significantly reduce monthly premiums, out-of-pocket costs and more.