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Access Health CT is Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace. It was established to meet the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. Our mission is to increase the number of Connecticut residents who are insured, retain our current members, lower their costs, promote health, and eliminate health inequalities. Access Health CT will operate at no cost to the state or its taxpayers.

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MISSION

To increase the number of insured residents, improve health care quality, lower costs and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and provider that give them the best value.

HISTORY

2021

March 2021

In 2020, we surpassed 170,000 total enrollments

2021

March 2021

Best Places to Work in Connecticut 2020 - #13

2021

February 2021

Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health in Connecticut

2020

March 2020

Close to 108,000 people enrolled for 2020 coverage —
reflecting the importance of Access Health CT in their lives.

2020

March 2020

Best Places to Work in Connecticut 2020 - #26

2019

March 2019

111,066 residents enrolled in 2019 QHP plans

2018

September 2018

James Michel appointed CEO

2017

November 2017

Fifth Open Enrollment period begins resulting in over
114,000 Quality Health Plan enrollments

2016

September 2016

First Annual Community Conference is held

2013

October 2013

First Open Enrollment period begins

2013

September 2013

AccessHealthCT.com and Call Center go live.

2012

July 2012

Kevin Counihan named CEO

2012

January 2012

First office established and first employee hired

2011

July 2011

CT Governor Dannel Malloy signs Public Act
11-53 to create Access Health CT Board of Directors
established

2010

March 2010

Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
passed (PPACA)

VALUES

At Access Health CT, it is with our customers and our employees in mind that we seek to promote these collective values and to live by these behaviors.  Our culture of acceptance welcomes and values everyone. We challenge the status quo to find new ways to grow and improve our community, our company and ourselves. Our people take pride in the service we provide, and in the spirit of the common good that we share.

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