About Us

WellSense is a nonprofit health plan that provides health insurance coverage to Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents, including low-income, underserved, disabled and elderly populations. We were established in 1997 by Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net hospital in New England, and have 25 years of experience delivering accessible care to complex populations. 


Our Mission

To serve Boston Medical Center and to assist and support its mission in providing and enhancing access to effective, efficient medical care among low-income, underserved, disabled, elderly and other vulnerable populations.


Who We Serve

  • MassHealth (Medicaid)
    Coverage for low-income individuals, families and people with disabilities. We manage MassHealth benefits through two delivery models: our Accountable Care Organization partnerships and our Managed Care Organization, which includes the Special Kids Special Care program managed with the Department of Children and Families.
  • Qualified Health Plan (QHP)
    Coverage for individuals who obtain insurance on the Massachusetts Health Connector (the State Exchange or Marketplace). Some members qualify for subsidies based on their income.
  • Senior Care Options (SCO)
    Coverage for low-income and disabled seniors living in five Massachusetts counties (Barnstable, Bristol, Hampden, Plymouth and Suffolk counties).
  • Medicaid
    Coverage for New Hampshire residents who qualify for Medicaid. WellSense is one of three plans contracted to deliver health benefits and additional services to New Hampshire Medicaid recipients.
  • Medicare Advantage
    Coverage for individuals in New Hampshire who have Medicaid and are eligible for Medicare.

About Boston Medical Center

Unwavering in its commitment to the community, Boston Medical Center is a private, nonprofit, 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. The primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is the largest safety-net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England. Visit bmc.org for more information.