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New Special Enrollment Period

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to threaten public health, Access Health CT announced it has extended the NEW SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD for these exceptional circumstances through April 17, 2020 for qualified UNINSURED Connecticut residents. To see if you qualify call between 8AM – 5PM, Monday - Friday at 1- 855-365-2428; TTY: 1-855-789-2428.

IMPORTANT: Individuals who experience a Qualifying Life Event, e.g. loss of coverage due to job change, move to CT, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Please note this information is subject to change.

About Access Health CT
Access Health Connecticut is a place where Individuals, Families & Small Businesses can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans from brand-name insurance companies. And it’s the only place where you could qualify for financial help, to lower your costs.

What is a Special Enrollment Period?
A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is a time outside the Annual Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15) when you can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT.

What is different about this NEW Special Enrollment Period and Existing Special Enrollment Periods?

               New  Special Enrollment Period Existing Special Enrollment Period (SEP)
Who’s Eligible? ONLY qualified individuals who are Uninsured, lawfully present and not incarcerated. Individuals who experience a Qualifying Life Event e.g. loss of coverage due to job loss/change, move to CT, just married, having/ adopting a child, etc.
When can I enroll? From March 19, 2020 through April 2, 2020

Extended through April 17, 2020

You must start your application with Access Health CT within 60 days of your Qualifying Life Event.
How can I enroll? PHONE ONLY: 1-855-365-2428
TTY: 1- 855-789-2428
8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday
PHONE: 1-855-365-2428
8AM–5PM, Monday – Friday
More info here.

Can I change insurance plans if I’m currently insured during the NEW Special Enrollment Period?
NO. Only qualified individuals who are uninsured can enroll.

Do I need to send any type of paperwork to prove I am uninsured
during the NEW Special Enrollment Period?
No.  You will be asked to attest (swear) that you are uninsured during the enrollment process.

What is a Qualifying Life Event?
A change in your life — like losing health coverage, getting married, having a baby or moving to Connecticut— that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.

What do I need to enroll?
Here is a checklist of information you will need to enroll through Access Health CT.

Is financial help still available during the NEW Special Enrollment Period?
YES, to those who qualify.

Is there FREE help available during the NEW Special Enrollment Period?
YES, all the help available through Access Health CT is free. You can also call us and ask to speak to a certified broker who can help you choose the best plan for you and your family.

When will my coverage begin?
The effective date of coverage for all enrollments 3/19 – 4/2 is April 1, 2020. The effective date of coverage for enrollments from 4/3 – 4/17 is May 1, 2020.

What’s the importance of having coverage year-round?
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 themselves financially and ensure they have access to necessary services.

Are undocumented individuals able to enroll in coverage through Access Health CT?
NO. Only those with a legal status (have permission to live/work/study in the U.S.) are eligible to enroll in healthcare coverage through Access Health CT.

Where can undocumented individuals go for help?
There are Community Health Centers around the state that serve everyone. Individuals can find a Community Health Center near them by calling 211, or go to: Please call first before going into a health center, this is key to managing the spread of this virus.

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Current Customers

With the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, we understand you might have questions around the health insurance plan you bought through Access Health CT. We want to make sure you know how to stay informed and get answers to your coverage questions. If you have questions about your health insurance plan or benefits, please contact your insurance company.

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