Deadline Is Today To Sign Up For Heath Care In Connecticut

  • Comments (6)
Connecticut residents can compare health care plans and shop for coverage online at www.accesshealthct.com or by calling 1-855-805-4325. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - Uninsured residents of Fairfield County and Connecticut who want health care coverage beginning Jan. 1 must enroll by today, Dec. 23, through Access Health CT, officials said.

“Being healthy and going to the doctor is something many of us take for granted, but thanks to Healthcare Reform, tens of thousands of Connecticut residents are now able to experience that peace of mind,” said Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan. “This holiday season, we’re encouraging everyone to shop for coverage, so you can share in the gift of being healthy and well.”

Connecticut residents can compare plans and shop for coverage online at www.accesshealthct.com. The AHCT call center has extended its hours this week and increased the number of customer service representatives. Consumers can call 1-855-805-HEALTH (4325) from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. today, Dec. 23.

In Connecticut, consumers who sign up by Dec. 23 have until Jan. 7 to pay their first month premium for coverage beginning Jan. 1. Insurance carriers have begun to send invoices to consumers who have already signed up through AHCT. Consumers who wait until after Dec. 23  to enroll will still be eligible for coverage beginning later in 2014. The open enrollment period runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014.

"Access Health CT is proud of the work we’ve done to give as many people as possible access to quality, affordable healthcare," Counihan said. "To date, we have enrolled over 46,000 members, over half of whom enrolled in private health insurance plans, the highest percentage in the country. Further, we have had consistently the highest private insurance enrollment to goal of any exchange in the country."

He predicted that the level of uninsured people in Connecticut would be below 9 percent in January as a result of the Affordable Care Act and the Access Health CT program.

The White House announced a 24-hour deadline extension for individuals enrolling in healthcare coverage through Healthcare.gov until Tuesday. But this deadline applies only to the federally facilitated marketplace. As a state-based marketplace, Access Health CT has established its own enrollment deadlines. Monday, Dec. 23, remains the enrollment deadline for Connecticut residents who wish to have health care coverage effective Jan. 1, Counihan said.

  • 6
    Comments

Comments (6)

Piage:

At first I questioned healthcare reform however now I see that I was wrong. VERY Easy sign up and saved money with better coverage.

M3-Driver:

Ignore the troll using my name. This is one of many failures for Obama

Robby.Rob:

Actually this is one of the many successes of Obama.
YES WE CAN

john.real.965:

"To date, we have enrolled over 46,000 members, over half of whom enrolled in private health insurance plans..."
So, about 23,000 poor people signed up for free extended medicaid, and about 23,000 mostly sick, old, unhealthy people signed-up for Obamacare, and most of them received tax credit. Yipppy.
Everybody wins, right? Just wait till federal govt stops paying for that extended medicaid, and wait till you see much higher premium for 2015 coverage. Yippppppy.

M3 Driver:

Very early process..
Saved hundreds and great coverage.
Thank you President Obama

Robby.Rob:

Yes M3 Driver I agree... It seems like Healthcare Reform is a huge success.. The only ones that seem to disagree with this fact are the insane far right wing extremists.