If You’re Uninsured, You Can Sign Up for State Health Insurance Through This Friday

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The Access Health CT (AHCT) New Special Enrollment period for Connecticut’s uninsured population ends this Friday, April 17, 2020.

“We are experiencing a public health crisis,” said Access Health CT CEO James Michel. “In addition to social distancing and staying home, making sure that you are covered with a quality health insurance plan is a great way to help you and your family stay healthy. If you are uninsured, make sure to call before midnight on Friday.”

— an announcement from Access Health CT

Uninsured individuals can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT during this time.

The effective date for coverage for enrollments during the New Special Enrollment Period completed after Thursday, April 2 will be May 1, 2020.

The only way to sign up for this New Special Enrollment Period is by calling 855-365-2428.

In the last month, 1,920 previously uninsured residents have enrolled in health insurance plans through the New Special Enrollment Period.

Information you need to enroll:


—Social Security numbers for all family members who need coverage

—If applicable, citizenship or immigration status and certificate of naturalization document number

Tax returns for previous years to estimate annual Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGS)

Employer information and recent paychecks or profit and loss statement (if self-employed) to estimate annual Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)

—Healthcare coverage information, like policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household, and information about employer-sponsored health plans for which you or anyone in your household may be eligible.

IMPORTANT: Individuals who experience a Qualifying Life Event, e.g. losing coverage due to job change, moving to Connecticut, getting married, having/adopting a child, etc. OR qualify for Medicaid/Children’s Health Program (CHIP), can always enroll online, in-person or over the phone and all help is free. More information here.

Access Health CT encourages everyone to maintain coverage during the public health emergency and beyond. Connecticut residents whose income has been impacted by COVID-19 should adjust their estimated 2020 income here, as they may be eligible for additional financial help to pay for monthly costs.

About Access Health CT

Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace established in 2011, supports health reform efforts at the state and national level. AHCT provides Connecticut residents with resources for better health, and an enhanced and more coordinated healthcare experience, which results in healthier people, healthier communities and a healthier Connecticut. AHCT’s mission is to increase the number of insured residents in Connecticut, promote health, lower costs, and eliminate health disparities. Connecticut residents and small business owners can compare and enroll in healthcare coverage and apply for tax credits for individuals through AHCT. AHCT (or the Marketplace) also partners with the Dept. of Social Services for eligibility and enrollment with state Medicaid Insurance and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. For more information, please visit www.AccessHealthCT.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AccessHealthCT and follow us on Twitter @AccessHealthCT.

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