Access Health CT Announces June Enrollment Fairs to Assist HUSKY Health Customers Affected by Medicaid Unwinding
These free, in-person events will take place in Meriden, Norwich and Waterbury
HARTFORD, Conn. (May 24, 2023) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced it will host three free, in-person enrollment fairs in June to help HUSKY Health enrollees who have been affected by recent legislation. HUSKY Health is Connecticut’s Medicaid program. The events will take place in Meriden, Norwich and Waterbury.
Medicaid Unwinding is a term the federal government is using to describe the process of resuming the regular annual review of households for Medicaid eligibility after a three-year hiatus during COVID. The eligibility redetermination process resumed April 1. The Medicaid Unwinding process will be taking place over a 12-month period.
Connecticut residents who remain eligible for HUSKY Health will likely be automatically reenrolled; those who need to take action will receive mail with instructions about when they need to take action.
Connecticut residents who are 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 Qualified Health Plan (QHP) through AHCT, which is often available at a lower cost to residents if they qualify for subsidies. Those that need to choose a new health coverage option may enroll before the end of their Medicaid coverage to avoid a gap in coverage, and also will have 120 days to enroll after the loss of Medicaid coverage.
HUSKY Health customers who need assistance with the process or have questions can get help from an Enrollment Specialist at these enrollment fairs:
- Waterbury: Wednesday, June 14 at New Opportunities, Inc., located at 232 N. Elm Street, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register here
- Norwich: Thursday, June 15 at Otis Library, located at 261 Main Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register here
- Meriden: Saturday, June 24 at Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, located at 175 E. Main Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register here
Walk-ins are welcome.
“HUSKY Health customers can get all the assistance they need to determine whether they can reenroll in Medicaid or should shop for an insurance plan through Access Health CT,” said Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT, James Michel. “Our goal is to avoid any coverage gaps for Connecticut residents, and we’re here to help every step of the way.”
For free online help, residents may visit AccessHealthCT.com. 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 3:45 p.m.
As of May 22, call center hours have been expanded. Residents may contact the call center at 1-855-805-4325, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 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.