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Miles De Clientes De Access Health CT Están Pagando Mucho Menos Por Su Cobertura De Salud Ahora

Los datos del mercado de salud muestran el impacto del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense del Período de Inscripción Especial que comenzó el 1 de mayo

Access Health CT (AHCT) anunció hoy que desde el comienzo del Período de Inscripción Especial el 1 de mayo, miles de nuevos clientes que se inscribieron a través del Mercado Oficial de Seguros de Salud de CT, y los existentes que han actualizado sus solicitudes, están viendo ahorros significativos en su cobertura de seguro de salud, gracias a la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense que brinda nueva ayuda financiera para reducir sus pagos mensuales (primas).

La Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARP en inglés) es una nueva ley que hace que la cobertura de seguro de salud sea más económica para muchos residentes de Connecticut, al eliminar prácticamente o reducir enormemente los pagos mensuales (primas) para muchas personas con ingresos bajos y moderados; y brindar nueva ayuda financiera a personas con ingresos algo más altos que pueden enfrentar pagos mensuales altos.

AHCT reporta las siguientes estadísticas desde el comienzo del Período de Inscripción Especial:

Cifras de inscripción para sus clientes existentes:

Cifras de inscripción para los clientes nuevos: 

IMPORTANTE: Tenga en cuenta que esta nueva ayuda financiera es solo disponible a través de Access Health CT.Esta es la razón por la que muchos que compran planes “fuera del mercado”, o que no tienen seguro o un seguro insuficiente deberían buscar, comparar e inscribirse antes del 15 de agosto de 2021.

“Estamos muy contentos de ver que miles de clientes nuevos y existentes están aprovechando la ayuda financiera recientemente disponible para reducir el costo de su cobertura de seguro de salud”, dijo el director ejecutivo de Access Health CT, James Michel. “Si usted o alguien que conoce no tiene seguro o está desempleado, aproveche la oportunidad de este Período de Inscripción Especial que finaliza el 15 de agosto para obtener un plan de seguro de salud de calidad.”

Para obtener más información sobre el Período de Inscripción Especial de AHCT y el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense, visite AccessHealthCT.com o lea nuestro blog.

Access Health CT continuará ofreciendo ayuda gratuita: 

*NOTA: Estos centros recibirán a los clientes solo con cita previa y con estrictos protocolos de seguridad (uso de mascarillas, desinfección de manos, controles de temperatura, distanciamiento social y cuestionario estándar de salud). 

Thousands of Access Health CT Customers Are Now Paying Significantly Less For Their Healthcare Coverage

CT’s Marketplace Data Shows Impact of American Rescue Plan for Special Enrollment Period that Began May 1st

Access Health CT (AHCT) announced today that since the beginning of the Special Enrollment Period on May 1, thousands of new customers enrolling through Connecticut’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace, and existing ones who have updated their applications, are seeing significant savings in their healthcare coverage, thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act that provides new financial help to lower their monthly payments (premiums).

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) is a new law that makes health insurance coverage more affordable for many Connecticut residents, by virtually eliminating or vastly reducing monthly payments (premiums) for many people with low and moderate incomes; and providing new financial help for people with somewhat higher incomes who can face high premiums.

AHCT is reporting the following stats since the beginning of the Special Enrollment Period:

Enrollment numbers for its existing customers:

Enrollment numbers for new customers

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that this newly available financial help is offered only through Access Health CT.This is the reason why many who buy plans “off-exchange” or are uninsured/underinsured should come and shop, compare and enroll by August 15, 2021.

“We are very pleased to see that thousands of new and existing customers are taking advantage of the newly available financial help to lower the cost of their healthcare coverage,” said Chief Executive Officer at Access Health CT, James Michel. “If you or someone you know is uninsured or unemployed, please use the opportunity of this Special Enrollment Period ending on August 15, to get a quality health insurance plan.”

For more information on the AHCT Special Enrollment Period and the American Rescue Plan, visit AccessHealthCT.com or read our blog.

Access Health CT will continue to offer free help: 

*NOTE: These locations will welcome customers by appointment only with strict safety protocols (mask wearing, hand sanitizing, temperature checks, social distancing, and standard health questionnaire).  

Comienzan Otra Vez Las “Charlas De Salud” Virtuales De Access Health CT

La ayuda financiera del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense presentada en sesiones educativas virtuales gratuitas     

Access Health CT (AHCT) anunció hoy una nueva serie de sesiones educativas virtuales, conocidas como “Charlas de salud”. El propósito de los eventos en línea es ayudar a los residentes de Connecticut a familiarizarse con el Mercado Oficial de Seguros de Salud de Connecticut, conocer las opciones de planes, obtener cobertura y enterarse de la ayuda financiera disponible recientemente para reducir sus pagos mensuales (primas) durante el Período de Inscripción Especial actual del 1 de mayo al 15 de agosto de 2021.

La Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense de 2021 (ARP en inglés), promulgada el 11 de marzo por el Presidente Biden, hará que la cobertura de seguro de salud sea más económica y accesible para muchos residentes de Connecticut durante la actual crisis de salud, al eliminar prácticamente o reducir enormemente los pagos mensuales (primas) para muchas personas con ingresos bajos y moderados que se inscriben a través de Access Health CT; y brindar nueva ayuda financiera a personas con ingresos algo más altos que pueden enfrentar pagos mensuales altos.

Las Charlas de salud son gratuitas y se realizarán de forma virtual por Zoom (en inglés y español) a las 6:00 p.m. durante varios martes y miércoles en mayo y junio. Las Charlas saludables son sesiones informativas y no se procesarán inscripciones. Se pueden agregar más fechas al calendario Eventbrite y las fechas están sujetas a cambio.

Para unirse, los asistentes pueden acceder al evento aquí.

O aquí: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-chat-registration-page-tickets-142606695465

Después de una Charla de salud de AHCT, los asistentes al evento deberán:

Para obtener más información sobre el Período de inscripción especial de AHCT y el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense, visite AccessHealthCT.com

Access Health CT Virtual “Healthy Chats” Kick-Off Again

American Rescue Plan Financial Help Featured in Free Virtual Educational Sessions     

Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced a new series of virtual educational sessions, known as “Healthy Chats.” The purpose of the online events is to help Connecticut residents become familiar with the marketplace, learn about plan options, to get coverage and learn about newly available financial help to lower their monthly payments (premiums) during the current Special Enrollment Period from May 1 – August 15, 2021.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) signed into law on March 11 by President Biden, will make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for many Connecticut residents during the current health crisis, by virtually eliminating or vastly reducing monthly payments (premiums) for many people with low and moderate incomes who enroll through Access Health CT; and providing new financial help for people with somewhat higher incomes who can face high premiums.

Healthy Chats are free and will be held virtually via Zoom (in English & Spanish) at 6:00 PM on several  Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May and June. Healthy Chats are informational-only sessions, and no enrollments will be processed. Additional dates may be added to the Eventbrite calendar and dates are subject to change.  

To join, attendees can access the event here.

Or here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-chat-registration-page-tickets-142606695465

After a virtual AHCT Healthy Chat, event attendees should be able to:

For more information on the AHCT Special Enrollment Period and the American Rescue Plan, visit AccessHealthCT.com.

Access Health CT Announces A Special Enrollment Period Allowing New and Existing Customers To Receive Significantly Greater Financial Help At Virtually Every Income Level

Under the American Rescue Plan, new and existing customers who buy health insurance through the Marketplace will become eligible to receive increased financial help to reduce their monthly payments

·         The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) will make health insurance coverage more affordable for many CT residents, by virtually eliminating or vastly reducing monthly payments (premiums) for people with low and moderate incomes, and providing new financial help for people with somewhat higher incomes who can face high premiums.

·         Access Health CT will open a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) from May 1 – August 15, 2021.

·         The average savings per household will be $116.05 per month, or $1,392.57 per year.

·         Households with annual income over 400% of the Federal Poverty Level ($51,040 for one person), will be newly eligible for financial help and will see an average monthly savings of over $500 or $6,200 a year.

·         Over half of current households in a qualified health plan will now pay under $16/month for their health insurance.

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 28, 2021) —Access Health CT (AHCT) announced today the opening of a Special Enrollment Period from May 1 until August 15, 2021, where new and existing customers enrolling through the Marketplace will be able to take advantage of newly available financial help to lower their monthly payments (premiums).

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) signed into law on March 11 by President Biden, will make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for many Connecticut residents during the current health crisis, by virtually eliminating or vastly reducing monthly payments (premiums) for many people with low and moderate incomes who enroll through Access Health CT; and providing new financial help for people with somewhat higher incomes who can face high premiums.

How much will people save? It will depend on a household’s annual income.

·         The average savings per household will be $116.05 per month, or $1,392.57 per year.

·         People with annual income over 400% of the Federal Poverty Level ($51,040 for one person), will be newly eligible financial help through Access Health CT and will see an average monthly savings of over $500 or $6,200 a year.

·         People with annual incomes up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level ($19,140 for one person) can now buy silver plans for nearly $0 monthly premium with a $0 deductible (the amount you pay for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay) and lower copay and coinsurance amounts.

·         Individual taxpayers who receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits at any time in 2021, will be automatically considered to have an annual income at 133% of the Federal Poverty Level ($12,880) and will be eligible for a nearly $0 premium benchmark silver plan with no deductibles for medical or prescription drug coverage, and very low copay and coinsurance amounts.

·         Over half of current households in a qualified health plan will now pay under $16/month for their health insurance.

“The American Rescue Plan will help many people since financial help will be significantly greater for people at virtually every income level,” said Chief Executive Officer at Access Health CT, James Michel. “Many of those who buy their health insurance through Access Health CT will become eligible to receive increased financial help known as premium tax credits to reduce their portion of monthly premiums or may be eligible to receive financial help for the first time.”

Existing AHCT customers will be allowed to keep the same plan with enhanced financial help or change plans during this Special Enrollment Period. However, if a person changes plan, and they have already paid out-of-pocket costs (e.g. plan deductible or maximum out-of-pocket amounts), they may not be able to count any of those payments made from their current plan to the new plan and should speak to their insurance company.  Customers will also need to check provider networks and prescription drug formularies for different plans.

In addition, customers will be allowed to select a new plan from any plan offered through Access Health CT if they prefer. These individuals should know that if they change to a plan with a different insurance company, they will not be able to count those prior out-of-pocket payments toward a new plan, and plan networks and prescription drug formularies can differ from plan to plan. Any questions should be referred directly to their insurance company.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that changing a plan during this time (May 1- August 15, 2021) will require customers to call the Access Health CT call center to make the change and their insurance company with any plan specific questions. Please expect higher than usual wait times.

Finally, it’s important to remind residents that this newly available financial help is offered only through Access Health CT. This is the reason why many who buy plans “off-exchange” or are uninsured/underinsured should come and shop, compare and enroll.

For more information on the AHCT Special Enrollment Period and the American Rescue Plan, visit AccessHealthCT.com.

Access Health CT will continue to offer free help: 

*NOTE: These locations will welcome customers by appointment only with strict safety protocols (mask wearing, hand sanitizing, temperature checks, social distancing, and standard health questionnaire).  

Debido A La Gran Cantidad De Inscripciónes, Access Health CT Anuncia Una Extension Del Periódo De Inscripción Especial Para Residentes Sin Seguro

Los residentes de CT sin seguro de salud pueden inscribirse en cobertura hasta el 15 de abril de 2021

HARTFORD, Conn. (09 de marzo de 2021) — Debido a la gran cantidad de residentes de Connecticut inscritos desde que Access Health CT (AHCT) anunció su Período de inscripción especial inicial (del 15 de febrero al 15 de marzo de 2021) para residentes sin seguro, y debido a que la pandemia de COVID-19 sigue siendo una amenaza para la salud pública, los usuarios sin seguro de salud podrán seguir inscribiéndose en un plan de seguro de salud durante esta extensión del Período de inscripción especial. La extensión del Período de inscripción especial abarcará desde el 16 de marzo hasta el 15 de abril de 2021. 

El Período de inscripción especial es para consumidores que actualmente no están inscritos en cobertura a través de AHCT. Este esfuerzo se alinea con el Período de inscripción especial en el Mercado facilitado por el gobierno federal (FFM) y, lo más importante, ayuda a los consumidores durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y la emergencia de salud pública. 

Las fechas de entrada en vigor y las pautas de cobertura del Período de inscripción especial son las siguientes:

“Colectivamente, mientras continúa la actual crisis de salud pública de COVID-19, Access Health CT se centra en la salud y el bienestar de los residentes de Connecticut”, señaló el director ejecutivo de Access Health CT, James Michel. “Y si usted o alguien que conoce no tiene seguro, aproveche la oportunidad que le brinda este Período de inscripción especial extendido para obtener cobertura. Access Health CT puede ayudarlo a inscribirse en un plan de seguro de salud económica y de calidad que sea adecuado para usted y su familia.”

Access Health CT les recuerda a los residentes la importancia de mantener su cobertura durante todo el año y no solo durante esta crisis de salud pública. Es fundamental que las personas sin seguro aprovechen esta oportunidad para proteger su salud y su bienestar, y se aseguren de tener acceso a los servicios necesarios.

Access Health CT continuará ofreciendo ayuda gratuita: 

**NOTA: Estos centros recibirán a los clientes solo con cita previa y con estrictos protocolos de seguridad (uso de mascarillas, desinfección de manos, controles de temperatura, distanciamiento social y cuestionario estándar de salud). 

Access Health CT Announces An Extension Of The Special Enrollment Period For Uninsured Residents Due To High Enrollment Volume

CT residents without health insurance can enroll in coverage until April 15, 2021

HARTFORD, Conn. (March 9, 2021) — Due to the high volume of Connecticut residents enrolling since Access Health CT (AHCT) announced its initial Special Enrollment Period (February 15 – March 15, 2021) for uninsured residents, and as the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to public health, customers without health insurance can continue to enroll in a health plan during this extension of the Special Enrollment Period. The extension of the Special Enrollment Period will run from March 16 – April 15, 2021. 

The Special Enrollment Period is for consumers who are not currently enrolled in coverage through AHCT. This effort aligns with the Special Enrollment Period in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and most importantly helps consumers during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Emergency. 

 Special Enrollment Period coverage effective dates and guidelines are as follows:

“Collectively as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, Access Health CT remains focused on the health and wellbeing of Connecticut residents,” said Chief Executive Officer at Access Health CT, James Michel. “And if you or someone you know is uninsured, please take the opportunity of this extended Special Enrollment Period to get covered. Access Health CT can help you enroll in an affordable, quality health insurance plan that is right for you and your family.”

Access Health CT reminds residents of the importance of maintaining their coverage throughout the year, and not just during this public health crisis. It is critical that uninsured individuals take advantage of this opportunity to protect their health, wellbeing and ensure they have access to needed services.

Access Health CT will continue to offer free help: 

**NOTE: These locations will welcome customers by appointment only with strict safety protocols (mask wearing, hand sanitizing, temperature checks, social distancing, and standard health questionnaire).  

Access Health CT Ofrece Dos “Charlas De Salud” Educativas Durante El Período de Inscripción Especial

Sesiones virtuales gratuitas para ayudar a los residentes de Connecticut sin seguro a tener cobertura    

HARTFORD, Conn. (4 de marzo 2021) — Access Health CT (AHCT) anunció hoy que organizará dos sesiones educativas llamadas “Charlas de salud” el martes, 9 de marzo a las 6 p.m. y el miércoles 10 de marzo a las 6 p.m. (en español solamente), para ayudar a los Residentes de Connecticut a informarse sobre opciones de planes, ayuda financiera, cobertura gratuita y de bajo costo, y recibir sugerencias para mantener la cobertura durante el Período de inscripción especial que se extiende hasta el 15 de marzo de 2021*. El Período de inscripción especial es para consumidores que actualmente no están inscritos en la cobertura a través de AHCT.

Acerca de estas Charlas de Salud

Estos eventos son gratuitos y se realizarán de forma virtual por Zoom (en inglés y español). Para unirse, los asistentes pueden acceder al evento aquí o aquí: https://ahct-2021-healthy-chat.eventbrite.com

Después de una Charla de salud de AHCT virtual, los asistentes podrán:

Nota: Las Charlas saludables son sesiones informativas y no se procesarán inscripciones. Se pueden agregar más fechas al calendario Eventbrite y las fechas del evento están sujetas a cambio.


Información importante sobre el Período de inscripción especial: fechas de entrada en vigor y las pautas de cobertura

Access Health CT les recuerda a los residentes la importancia de mantener su cobertura durante todo el año y no solo durante esta crisis de salud pública. Es fundamental que las personas sin seguro aprovechen esta oportunidad para proteger su salud y su bienestar, y se aseguren de tener acceso a los servicios necesarios.

Access Health CT continuará ofreciendo ayuda gratuita: 

*Nota: Cerca del final de este período, AHCT evaluará si se necesita una extensión.

Access Health CT To Host Two Educational “Healthy Chats” During Special Enrollment Period

Free Virtual Sessions to Help Uninsured Connecticut Residents Get Covered    

HARTFORD, Conn. (March 4, 2021) — Access Health CT (AHCT) announced today it will host two educational sessions called “Healthy Chats” on Tuesday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish only) to help Connecticut residents learn about plan options, financial help, low-cost and free coverage and tips to stay covered during the Special Enrollment Period that runs until March 15, 2021*. The Special Enrollment Period is for consumers who are not currently enrolled in coverage through AHCT.

About these Healthy Chats

The Healthy Chat events are free and will be held virtually via Zoom (in English & Spanish). To join, attendees can access the event here, or here: ahct-2021-healthy-chat.eventbrite.com

After the virtual AHCT Healthy Chat, attendees should be able to:

Note: Healthy Chats are informational-only sessions, and no enrollments will be processed. Additional dates may be added to the Eventbrite calendar and event date(s) are subject to change.


Important information about the Special Enrollment Period: coverage effective dates and guidelines

Access Health CT reminds residents of the importance of maintaining their coverage throughout the year, and not just during this public health crisis. It is critical that uninsured individuals take advantage of this opportunity to protect their health and wellbeing and ensure they have access to necessary services.

Access Health CT will continue to offer free help: 

*Note: Near the end of this period, AHCT will assess whether an extension is needed.

Access Health CT Encourages Preventative Healthcare During Black History Month

CEO highlights health problems that impact communities of color

HARTFORD, Conn. (February 24, 2021) — Access Health CT (AHCT) is encouraging Connecticut residents to use their health plans for preventative care, especially those in Black and African American communities, during Black History Month.

“With February’s Black History Month, we have an opportunity to have open dialogue about the most important issues for minority communities in our state,” said James Michel, Chief Executive Officer at Access Health CT and a proud member of the Black Community himself. “Black and African American residents are at higher risk for developing serious health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension. By encouraging people to use their health plans for preventative care or sign up for coverage, we can change these statistics that affect communities of color.”   

According to a recent study*, racial and ethnic health disparities are among Connecticut’s most pressing issues, such as:

Another report** indicates that the African American population in Connecticut is disproportionately affected by hypertension. The report states that African Americans in the United States have the highest rates of high blood pressure than any group in the world—nearly half of all African Americans in the U.S. have high blood pressure. Compared with Whites, Blacks have nearly twice the risk of fatal stroke.

Need Health Insurance Coverage?

Access Health CT opened a Special Enrollment Period for consumers who are not currently enrolled in coverage through AHCT. This effort aligns with the Special Enrollment Period in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and most importantly helps consumers during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Emergency.  Uninsured individuals can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT during the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) through March 15, 2021.

Access Health CT reminds residents of the importance of maintaining their coverage throughout the year, and not just during this public health crisis. It is critical that uninsured individuals take advantage of this opportunity to protect their health, wellbeing and ensure they have access to necessary services.

Access Health CT will continue to offer free help: 

*2018 Connecticut Health Foundation report, “A Healthier Connecticut,”

**The official American Heart Association and American Stroke Association blog