ACCESS HEALTH CT: CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE
Access Health CT (also known as the Connecticut
Health Insurance Exchange) was created by the
Connecticut Legislature in 2011 established to
satisfy the requirements of the federal Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Affordable
Care Act (ACA) is a federal law that requires most
United States citizens and legally documented
United States residents to have health insurance.
WHAT IS ACCESS HEALTH CT?
Access Health CT is a new marketplace that
offers individuals, families, and small employers
a range of qualified, approved health insurance
plans from brand-name carriers. Under national
health reform, states must have an Exchange (like
Access Health CT) in place by January 1, 2014.
Access Health CT now allows consumers to speak
with a call center representative by dialing
1-855-805-HEALTH (4325), to receive information on
choices about their health care coverage
options. Beginning on October 1, 2013,
consumers will be able to enroll via the call
center. Access Health CT will also
coordinate eligibility and enrollment with state
Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs.
For more information on Connecticut’s program,
go to www.AccessHealthCT.com.
- The federal website at www.healthcare.gov
provides more information on what the new law
means to you and other basic information.
- For other health care related topics and how
the new law may affect Medicare and Medicaid,
visit the Kaiser Family Foundation website at www.kff.org
SOURCE: Access Health CT website; Kaiser Family
Foundation; U.S. Centers for Medicare &
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