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11/01/2017

Lieutenant Governor Wyman, Access Health CT CEO Wadleigh Launch 2018 Healthcare Open Enrollment

(HARTFORD, CT) – Today, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the Board of Access Health CT (AHCT), and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh announced the start of 2018 healthcare open enrollment. Connecticut residents can shop for, and enroll in, health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange from November 1 through December 22, 2017 online, in-person, or on the phone.

“Access Health CT is ready to help people get the right health insurance for their lives and healthcare situations,” said Lt. Governor Wyman. “Federal assistance is available through our exchange that makes policies more affordable, and there are multiple plans to choose from. I urge residents to contact Access Health CT, ask questions, and get the information they need to get covered.”

“We are one hundred percent focused on consumers,” said AHCT CEO Jim Wadleigh. “We want to help as many people as we can sign up for a plan that works best for them. This year, we have expanded options for in-person assistance to help consumers navigate the shortened enrollment window, and our enhanced Plan Comparison Tool helps residents find the best plan based on their healthcare needs and the prescription drugs and doctors they use. Consumers have a little over six weeks to enroll, and we’ve heard from them that one-on-one guidance at our in-person locations is a great resource.”

To enroll, consumers need to provide the following information:

  • Birthdate
  • Social Security number
  • Visa, green card, or immigration documents
  • Most recent tax return
  • Recent paychecks or profit and loss statement, if self-employed
  • Information about current employer
  • Current healthcare coverage information

In-person enrollment locations:

Bridgeport
Burroughs Saden Main Library
925 Broad Street
Second Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Hours: M, T: 10:30am – 5:30pm
W, Th: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
F: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Danbury
CIFC Greater Danbury Community Health Center
120 Main Street
First Floor
Danbury, CT 06810
Hours: M – F 9:30am – 4:30pm

East Hartford
Raymond Main Library
840 Main St
Lower Level/Side Entrance
East Hartford, CT 06108
Hours: M – F 9:30am – 4:30pm

Hartford
Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity
140 Woodland Street
First Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
Hours: M – F 9:30am – 4:30pm

Milford
Margaret Eagan Center
Room 149
35 Mathew Street
Milford, CT 06460
Hours: M, T: 10:30am – 5:30pm
W, Th: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
F: 10:30am – 4:30pm

New Britain
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
Institute of Technology and Business Development
Rooms 4030300 & 4040400
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06501
Hours: M – F 9:30am – 4:30pm

New Haven
Yale New Haven Hospital Storefront
2 Howe Street
Around corner from Main Entrance
New Haven, CT 06511
Hours: M – F 9:30am – 4:30pm

Norwich
Thames Valley Council for Community Action
Unit 201, UNCAS on Thames Campus
401 West Thames Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Hours: M – F 9:00am – 4:00pm

Stamford
Ferguson Main Library
One Public Library Plaza
Second Floor
Stamford, CT 06904
Hours: M: Closed
T, Th: 10:30am – 6:00pm
W:: 10:30am – 7:00pm
F: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Waterbury
Family Life Center
95 Scovill Street
Second Floor
Waterbury, CT 06706
Hours: M – F 9:00am – 4:00pm

During the enrollment period, AHCT will host five Saturday enrollment fairs with health plan “one-stop shopping”. AHCT staff, application counselors, and certified brokers will be available to assist consumers.

Enrollment fairs:

Saturday, November 4, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fairfield University Faber Hall Dining Commons
42 Bellarmine Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Saturday, November 18, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Manchester Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms ABC
71 Haynes St
Manchester, CT 06040

Saturday December 2, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)
106 Truman St
New London, CT 06320

Saturday, December 9, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Miller Senior Center
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Saturday, December 16, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Connecticut State University Library – Johnson Room
268 High Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


Additional in-person enrollment help is available from other qualified enrollment specialists like certified brokers, application counselors, and for residents who qualify for Medicaid/HUSKY, year-round enrollment through the state Department of Social Services website or field offices.

For information or to enroll in health insurance:

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About Access Health CT
Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace, is a quasi-public agency created by the Connecticut legislature in 2011 to satisfy requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. 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 health care coverage and apply for tax credits for individuals through AHCT. Access Health CT partners with the CT Department of Social Services in HUSKY Health eligibility and enrollment.

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Office of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
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