As much as 200,000 Connecticut residents wouldn’t have medical health insurance, however a particular enrollment interval permits them to buy a plan on-line at AccessHealthCT.com. (Connecticut Well being)
February 17, 2021
HARTFORD, Conn. – From now till March 15, Connecticut residents with out medical health insurance can enroll in a plan at Entry Well being Connecticut, throughout a particular open enrollment interval.
The common enrollment interval ended on January 15, however the state determined to reopen it this week to coincide with open enrollment in federal well being exchanges mandated by President Joe Biden.
James Michel, govt director of Entry Well being Connecticut, mentioned that between 150,000 and 200,000 folks within the state nonetheless wouldn’t have insurance coverage.
“Throughout these tough occasions, it’s much more vital that you’ve got insurance coverage for your self and your loved ones,” he mentioned. “It isn’t as costly as you may assume. It could be extra inexpensive than COBRA.”
Federal grants imply that most individuals can discover a plan that matches their price range. Relying in your revenue, it’s possible you’ll even discover out that you just qualify for the state Medicaid program, generally known as HUSKY. To register or for extra data, go to the web site AccessHealthCT.com.
Annie Scully, a analysis analyst for the United Approach of Connecticut, mentioned the state seems to have carried out every part doable to make the enrollment course of as simple as doable.
“On that web site,” he mentioned, “you will discover entry to on-line stay chat assist, telephone assist and in-person assist at two places in New Haven and Hartford.”
The decision middle is open Monday by Friday from eight a.m. to four p.m. Past this open enrollment interval, people can enroll in a plan at Entry Well being Connecticut at any time of the 12 months if they’ve had what is named a “qualifying occasion”: together with having a baby, dropping well being protection, getting married, or transferring to Connecticut.