New Mexicans have the opportunity to choose high quality health insurance for themselves and their families through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. If you are hired into a benefit eligible position, you may choose either health insurance coverage through NMSU, or you may decide to purchase coverage through the NM Health Insurance Exchange program. Employees not eligible for health benefits through NMSU, including employees working less than 30 hours per week, temporary, and student employees, may choose to purchase coverage through the insurance exchange. If you acquire coverage through the exchange your premiums will be paid 100% by you, unless you qualify for a premium subsidy from the government.
If you enroll in the exchange, you will be asked to provide your employer information. It is very important you list the following information to ensure NMSU is notified timely for verification of coverage information.
Employer: New Mexico State University
Address: PO Box 30001 MSC 3HRS | Las Cruces, NM 88003
Here are some resources to help you get started:
- See Exchange Notice- Options and Your Health Coverage (pdf), it provides information you will need for the exchange Marketplace
- Visit http://www.nmhix.com to find specific information on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange
- Visit https://bewellnm.com/ or call 1-855-99-NMHIX If you want to research available plans or enroll in coverage.
- Visit http://benefits.nmsu.edu/ or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding NMSU health benefits.
Centennial Care Centennial Care is the new name of the New Mexico Medicaid program. Centennial Care will begin January 1, 2014 and services will be provided by four managed care organizations (MCOs)
Medicaid Call Center 888-997-2583- This is for current Medicaid recipients with questions about their eligibility
MCO Selection Line 866-251-4591- Starting October 15, 2013 current recipients can use this line to select their Centennial Care MCO using a touch-tone telephone. The open enrollment letter inside the orange envelope directs recipients to call this number.
Medicaid Expansion Hotline 855-637-6574- This is for individuals who are not yet eligible for Medicaid and have questions about using the YES-NM portal or who want to submit a telephone application.
New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange 855-996-6449- This is for individuals who have questions about shopping for insurance or want information about how to apply for insurance affordability programs other than Medicaid.