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:
More information can be found at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs.
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.
We are halfway through the open enrollment season- can you believe it? We want to share some information about our Enrollment Period progress with you:
So far, more than 20,000 CT residents have purchased a 2020 policy, and there are about 77,000 customers who are yet to be renewed (and a large portion of that group is scheduled to be automatically renewed over the course of the next week.)
We have about 10,000 customers who must take action to renew for 2020 – that means updating household information and picking a plan. (More info below on all the free help available for them)
One more fact for you – there are hundreds of people trained and certified to assist with enrollment this year! We will share more information as Open Enrollment progresses.
Your Access Health CT Team
P.S. – Please note that we will have holiday hours next week for Thanksgiving- see below for more details.
Help Spread the Word to CT Residents: Enrollment Fairs are Free!
Share the information below with your networks to help more CT residents get covered this year.
Have questions or need help signing up for healthcare coverage? We’re here to help.
All help is free. Access Health CT staff will answer your questions and help you enroll in quality, affordable healthcare coverage. Certified Brokers will be on-hand if you need a plan recommendation. You can even bring your verification documents to get help with scanning and uploading!
Don’t delay – Open Enrollment ends on December 15th. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
To register, visit https://ahct-fair.eventbrite.com
For a full list of in-person help, visit Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/FindUs/
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kathleen Tallarita, Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.757.5339
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.
About Access Health CT
Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace established in 2011, is a place where individuals, families and businesses can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans from brand-name insurance companies. It is the only place where people could qualify for financial help to lower costs. AHCT supports health reform efforts at the state and national level and provides Connecticut residents with resources for better health, and an enhanced and more coordinated healthcare experience, resulting 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 about individual plans, visit www.AccessHealthCT.com. For more information about small business plans, visit www.AccessHealthCTSmallBiz.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AccessHealthCT and follow us on Twitter @AccessHealthCT.
Join us at an Enrollment Fair for FREE help with your application.
Bring your documents and sit with one of our Enrollment Specialists to complete your application for health coverage. If you need a plan recommendation, there will be Certified Brokers there to help you.
Make sure you come prepared to use our new document scanners – you can upload your information with our help!
Enrollment Locations: There are 5 locations around CT where you can come to get help with your questions or application. No appointment needed! Hours & Directions
> Search for a Broker or Enrollment Specialist near you: We have hundreds of people trained and certified to help you enroll or pick a plan. Find Help
> Call us at 855-372-2428 for enrollment help or to speak with a Broker
REMEMBER: All of our staff at Enrollment Locations and Fairs can help you enroll, but only Certified Brokers can recommend a plan for you.