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Access Health CT Announces Free Events to Help HUSKY Health Clients Affected by Medicaid Unwinding

These free, in-person events will take place in Litchfield, New Britain, Vernon and Willimantic

HARTFORD, Conn. (Aug. 30, 2023) — Access Health CT (AHCT) can help eligible Connecticut residents enroll in HUSKY Health, the state’s Medicaid program, and Qualified Health Plans. To help residents understand the types of health coverage available to them, AHCT will host free, in-person enrollment fairs in September and October. Many HUSKY Health clients have been affected by “Medicaid Unwinding,” a term the federal government is using to describe the process of resuming reviewing households for Medicaid eligibility after a three-year break during the Public Health Emergency. The eligibility redetermination process resumed April 1 and HUSKY clients will be notified when it is their turn to enroll.

Connecticut residents that remain eligible for HUSKY Health will likely be automatically reenrolled; those that need to take action will receive mail with instructions.

Connecticut residents no longer eligible for HUSKY Health may become eligible for other no- or low-cost health coverage available through AHCT. Other options include the Covered Connecticut Program, which provides no-cost coverage for eligible residents, or a QHP, often available at a lower cost to residents if they qualify for subsidies. Those who need to choose a new health coverage option will have 120 days to enroll after the loss of Medicaid coverage but can contact AHCT or attend an event during the month their Medicaid coverage is ending to avoid a gap in coverage.

HUSKY Health clients who need assistance with the process or have questions can get help from an Enrollment Specialist at these upcoming enrollment fairs:

Walk-ins are welcome.

“If you have HUSKY coverage or don’t have health insurance, we can help. The Access Health CT enrollment process can help you see if you continue to qualify or have become eligible for HUSKY coverage or an insurance plan,” said Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT, James Michel. “Stop by one of our events, and we’ll help you get the health coverage you need.”

For free help online, residents may visit Live chat is available by clicking the “Live Chat” icon to connect with a customer service representative in real time. Live chat is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Residents may also contact the call center at 1-855-805-4325, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Help is available in over 100 languages. Customers who are deaf or hearing impaired may use TTY at 1-855-789-2428 or call with a relay operator.