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Last Day To Sign Up For 2020 Health Insurance Through Access Health CT

Annual Open Enrollment period ends tonight at midnight

HARTFORD, Conn. (January 15, 2020)—Today is the last day of the 2020 Annual Open Enrollment period, and Connecticut residents have until midnight tonight to shop, compare and enroll in a 2020 health insurance plan.

There are several ways to get free help:

Last Day To Sign Up For 2020 Health Insurance Through Access Health CT

The call center is open until 8:00 p.m. tonight—if customers call between 8:00 p.m. and midnight, an automated service will collect a phone number and customers will receive a call back the next day to complete enrollment.

Close To 20 Percent Of Access Health CT Customers Still Need To Submit Verification Documents To Stay Covered

Customers can scan and submit verification documents at Enrollment Fairs, via mail or online

HARTFORD, Conn. (January 13, 2020)—Open Enrollment to sign up for a 2020 health insurance plan through Access Health CT (AHCT) ends at midnight on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Connecticut residents can still enroll online, over the phone, or in-person at any of our Enrollment Fairs or five Enrollment Locations—and some might need to submit verification documents.

“Approximately 20 percent of customers who have enrolled in a 2020 health insurance plan through Access Health CT need to submit verification documents,” said Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT, James Michel. “Customers can submit materials online, at one of our Enrollment Fairs where we have scanners to collect and submit documents or by mail.”

If you have received a letter from Access Health CT asking you to submit documents to confirm your eligibility for healthcare coverage, follow the steps even if you have enrolled and started using your plan. If you would like to mail copies of your documents to us, it is important to include the cover sheet with the unique bar code that we sent you with your documents.  Please know that you may lose your coverage or financial help if Access Health CT does not receive the documents by the deadline indicated in that letter.

For more information about verification documents click here.

For details on where to get free, in-person help submitting verification documents click here or see below:

 

Close To 20 Percent Of Access Health CT Customers Still Need To Submit Verification Documents To Stay Covered

 

 

Access Health CT Extends 2020 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period

Extension ends January 15, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (December 16, 2019)—Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced an extension for the 2020 health insurance Open Enrollment period until January 15, 2020. Access Health CT customers who enrolled in a plan for 2020 now have the option to keep it or find a new plan; however if they make a plan change during this extension period, the new plan will have a start date of February 1, 2020 and they must pay the January bill (premium) for the original plan.

In addition, if new customers sign up for health insurance plans through Access Health CT from now until January 15, 2020, their coverage will start February 1, 2020.

“We know there are customers who are automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan every year who do not notice changes in their out-of-pocket costs or premiums until they use their plan or get their bills,” said Chief Executive Officer of AHCT, James Michel. “There is a lot to think about when selecting a health insurance plan and we want to make sure our customers are able to pick the best plan for themselves and their families. We hope this extra time gives them the ability to make sure they picked a plan that fits their needs and gives them the best value in 2020.”

Access Health CT will continue to offer free help to all Connecticut residents during the extension:

*Closed December 25 & 28, 2019 and January 1, 2020.

Last Chance To Sign Up For Health Insurance Plans During 2020 Open Enrollment

Five Enrollment Fairs Scheduled Until the End of Open Enrollment on December 15, 2019

  • Five Enrollment Fairs in addition to five Enrollment Locations to get free in-person help before 12/15/19
  • Last day of Open Enrollment is December 15, 2019 at midnight.
  • The last two Enrollment fairs will offer additional hours. For more information Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs

HARTFORD, Conn. (December 12, 2019)-Open Enrollment to sign up for a 2020 health insurance plan through Access Health CT (AHCT) ends at midnight on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Connecticut residents can enroll online, over the phone, or in-person at any of the five Enrollment Fairs or five Enrollment Locations.

“If you are unable to finish your application by midnight on December 15, you can still get coverage that begins January 1, 2020 but you must call us at 1-855-372-2428 and leave a message with your full name and phone number, ” said Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT, James Michel. “Make sure you call us from a phone number where you can receive return phone calls. If you are unable to finish your application by midnight but call us on December 15, we will call you back at that phone number to help you finish your application for coverage that begins on January 1, 2020.”

Enrollment fair information:

Date
Town
Location
Hours
Thursday, December 12
Danbury
Banquet Hall at Hatter’s Park
7 East Hayestown Road
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14
Bridgeport
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Cancer Center
2800 Main Street
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14
New Haven
James Hillhouse High School
Cafeteria
480 Sherman Parkway
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15
New Britain
Central Connecticut State University
ITBD
185 Main Street
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15
Waterbury
Waterbury City Hall
235 Grand Street
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Enrollment Location Information:

Town
Location
Hours
Bloomfield
West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
580 Cottage Grove Road
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East Hartford
Raymond Library
840 Main Street
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hartford
Community Renewal Team
330 Market Street
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stamford
Ferguson Library
1 Public Library Plaza
Monday – Friday
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Waterbury
New Opportunities, Inc
232 North Elm Street
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Close to 11% of 26 to 34 Year-Olds in Connecticut are Uninsured

Access Health CT Joins National Youth Enrollment Day
• Friday, December 6 is National Youth Enrollment Day–a national movement to ensure young adults are aware of their health coverage options and understand how to enroll.
• It is estimated that 26-34 year-olds represent the largest group of uninsured Connecticut residents.
• The US Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey estimates that Connecticut residents aged 26 to 34-years-old are more likely to be uninsured than those in any other age segment.

HARTFORD, Conn. (December 6, 2019)—Access Health CT (AHCT) is raising awareness about the need for Connecticut’s millennial residents to enroll in health insurance coverage. A 2019 Access Health CT research report about the uninsured in Connecticut highlighted that Millennials aged 26 to 34 represent the largest estimated population of the uninsured in the state.

“Today is ‘National Youth Enrollment Day,’ a national movement seeking to ensure young adults are aware of their health coverage options and understand how to enroll,” said Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT, James Michel. “Now is the time to enroll in a quality health insurance plan and we are here to help. Open Enrollment ends December 15 but there is still time to shop, compare and enroll.”

The National Youth Enrollment Day is organized by Young Invincibles, a Millennial think tank and advocacy group founded by a group of students in 2009 to provide a voice and platform for young people contributing to healthcare reform.

“Our research is helping us better understand who is lacking health insurance in Connecticut,” said AHCT Director of Marketing, Andrea Ravitz, “Millennials are more likely to be uninsured compared to other generations. Regardless of how old you are, we invite you to join us on National Youth Enrollment Day. We can help connect you to a quality health plan—and we are the only way to qualify for financial help.”

Access Health CT is hosting Enrollment Fairs now through the end of Open Enrollment and has five Enrollment Locations, offering free, in-person help to shop, compare and enroll. Find all events and more information at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs.

 

Access Health CT Middletown Enrollment Fair Canceled For Monday, December 2

Residents can enroll at any of the five Enrollment Locations, Call Center or Website

HARTFORD, Conn. (December 2, 2019)—Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced the Middletown Enrollment Fair planned for Monday, December 2 has been canceled due to inclement weather. All five Navigator Partners and Enrollment Locations are open. Enrollment Specialists are available to offer free, in-person help in Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury.

Town Location Hours
Bloomfield

 

West Hartford-Bloomfield
Health District
580 Cottage Grove Road
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
East Hartford Raymond Library
840 Main Street
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Hartford Community Renewal Team
330 Market Street
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Stamford Ferguson Library
1 Public Library Plaza
Monday – Friday
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Waterbury New Opportunities, Inc
232 North Elm Street
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

The website is available 24/7 to help people shop, compare and enroll in a 2020 health insurance plan. Access Health CT’s call center is also open today with regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.AccessHealthCT.com or call 1-855-909-2428 to enroll today.

Access Health CT will host other fairs around the state before the end of Open Enrollment on December 15, 2019.  More information can be found at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs.

 

 

 

Access Health CT Hosting Middletown Enrollment Fair Monday, December 2

Annual Open Enrollment period ends December 15, 2019 

 HARTFORD, Conn. (November 26, 2019)—Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced that it will host an Enrollment Fair in Middletown offering free, in-person help for people to enroll in health insurance. The event is open to the public and will be hosted at the AME Zion Church, located at 440 West Street, Middletown, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Other fairs can be found at www.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs

In addition to the Middletown event, Access Health CT will host other fairs around the state that are complemented by five locations (see list below) ahead of the end of Open Enrollment on December 15, 2019.  More information can be found at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs.

OTHER ENROLLMENT CENTERS/LOCATIONS:

Town Location Hours
Bloomfield West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District

580 Cottage Grove Road

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

East Hartford Raymond Library

840 Main Street

Monday – Friday

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hartford Community Renewal Team

330 Market Street

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stamford Ferguson Library

1 Public Library Plaza

Monday – Friday

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Waterbury New Opportunities, Inc

232 North Elm Street

Monday – Friday

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Access Health CT Deepening Connections With Small Businesses In CT And Raises Awareness Of The Participation Waiver Period

New Opportunity for Small Businesses to Offer Health Insurance, from November 15 to December 15, 2019 

HARTFORD, Connecticut—November 19, 2019—Access Health CT (AHCT) Small Business is focusing on making health coverage possible by deepening connections with the broker and small business communities. AHCT Director of Small Business and Product Development, John Carbone, is activating a new business plan and is supported by a larger team to help increase the rate of insured small businesses in Connecticut. The new plan includes awareness events and meetings to educate brokers—which are demonstrating significant results—converting approximately 10 percent of engagements into insured small businesses.

“At Access Health CT Small Business, we’re working to find new ways to engage with brokers and small businesses that can help them offer health insurance to employees—even if they have never been able to do that before,” said Carbone. “By working with the broker community, we are helping them offer small businesses more flexibility in selecting a plan—whether they enroll through Access Health CT or directly with a carrier–and we are supporting our mission to increase the rate of the insured.”

AHCT Small Business awareness events and meetings with brokers have been so successful, Carbone is extending the opportunity to engage with other small business influencers including professional associations, chambers of commerce and more.

Another way Access Health CT Small Business is working to make health insurance possible is through the “employee participation waiver period,” where small businesses in Connecticut with less than 50 employees can enroll in a group health insurance plan without meeting a required minimum number of employees. The employee participation waiver is designed to allow small businesses greater access to group health insurance plans. By eliminating the minimum employee requirement, more small businesses are able to offer a health insurance benefit they may not otherwise have been able to provide to their employees.

The employee participation waiver period starts November 15, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019—for a January 1, 2020 effective date. Access Health CT strongly encourages small business professionals to work with a broker and pick a plan that works best for them and their employees.

“This opportunity only happens once a year,” said Carbone. “Our team can work with you to provide a quote and even participate in meetings to help answer questions.”

This opportunity is only offered to new groups not currently enrolled through Access Health CT Small Business. To learn more about how to make health insurance possible for your small business employees, contact a broker. Visit www.AccessHealthCTSmallBiz.com to request a free quote or find a broker.

Access Health CT Hosting 7 Enrollment Fairs In November For Free In-Person Help To Sign Up For Health Insurance

Annual Open Enrollment period ends December 15, 2019

• Access Health CT is hosting seven Enrollment Fairs in November and more in December before the end of the Annual enrollment period.
• There are also five Enrollment Centers open Monday thru Friday.
• Events are free. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome (Hablamos español)
• Certified Brokers will be on site to help individuals who want a plan recommendation
• A complete list of fairs and locations can be found at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs.

HARTFORD, Conn. (November 18, 2019)—Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced that it will host seven enrollment fairs in November for Connecticut residents to get free, in-person help to sign up for health insurance during the 2020 Open Enrollment period that starts November 1, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019.

Access Health CT Hosting 7 Enrollment Fairs In November For Free In-Person Help To Sign Up For Health Insurance

“Our customers value the opportunity to work with our enrollment specialists in person at Enrollment Fairs and Enrollment Locations,” said Chief Executive Officer of AHCT, James Michel. “We have updated our schedule with more Enrollment Fairs—one-day events for people to get help—and want to remind people that we have five Enrollment Centers where they can go for free, in-person help throughout the Open Enrollment period.”

Access Health CT has conducted over ten enrollment fairs so far with volumes averaging 40 to 80 attendees per event. They also want to remind people to come prepared with the necessary paperwork to make the process easier and faster. For more information on documents visit Learn.AccessHealthCT.com.

Access Health CT Hosting 7 Enrollment Fairs In November For Free In-Person Help To Sign Up For Health Insurance

What people are saying about the Fairs and Locations:

“My healthcare needs were very complicated. [The CAC] worked very hard to resolve all issues. He never ever got frustrated. He is the best! Friendly, competent, knowledgeable.” – Theresa, Bristol Fair

“I am new to the challenge of not having healthcare. I had private insurance through my deceased husband. I experienced feeling a sense of security through this [enrollment] fair.” – Francine, New Haven Fair

A full list of enrollment events is below or at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/findus.

 

November Enrollment Fairs:

Town Date Location Times
Tolland Monday,
November 18
Tolland Middle School Cafeteria
One Falcon Way 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Danbury Tuesday,
November 19
Hatters Park, Banquet Hall
7 East Hayestown Road 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
West Hartford Wednesday,
November 20
West Hartford Conference Center-Town Hall
50 South Main Street 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hartford Thursday,
November 21
The Lyceum
227 Lawrence Street 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Milford Saturday,
November 23
Jonathan Law High School Cafeteria
20 Lansdale Avenue 
10:00 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.
New London Monday,
November 25
OIC of New London
106 Truman Street 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Norwalk Tuesday,
November 26
Norwalk City Hall Community Room
123 East Avenue 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Enrollment Centers/Locations:

Town Location Hours
Bloomfield West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
580 Cottage Grove Road
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
East Hartford Raymond Library
840 Main Street
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Hartford Community Renewal Team
330 Market Street
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Stamford Ferguson Library
1 Public Library Plaza
Monday – Friday
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Waterbury New Opportunities, Inc
232 North Elm Street
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Friday: Access Health CT CEO Kicks Off 2020 Health Insurance Open Enrollment With Visits To Navigator Partners In Bloomfield, Hartford & Waterbury

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

Open Enrollment period begins November 1, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (October 31, 2019)—Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced that Chief Executive Officer, James Michel, will visit their three Navigator Partners (enrollment locations) on Friday, November 1 marking the launch of the 2020 Annual Open Enrollment period.

WHO: Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT, James Michel

WHAT: Media are invited to schedule an interview during the on-site visits, or can request photos and phone interviews by contacting Caroline Lee: Carolinel@mintz-hoke.com or (630) 926-4537

WHEN/WHERE:

Town Location Time on November 1, 2019
Waterbury New Opportunities

232 North Elm Street

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Hartford Community Renewal Tam

330 Market Street

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Bloomfield West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District

580 Cottage Grove Road

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

WHY: Health insurance Open Enrollment starts November 1, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019. The public is welcome to attend any of these locations, and more, throughout the state for free, in-person help to sign up for health insurance during the 2020 Open Enrollment period.

A full list of enrollment events throughout the 2020 Open Enrollment period is attached and available at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/findus. Dates and times are subject to change, please visit the website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.