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10/30/2015

Access Health CT: Open Enrollment Begins Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hartford, Conn. (October 29, 2015) - Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT (AHCT), today released a checklist for residents in preparation for Connecticut's third open enrollment which begins Sunday, November 1, 2015 and runs through Sunday, January 31, 2016.

"With in-person navigators, online assisters, and other consumer tools, AHCT is making it more efficient for consumers to choose a healthcare plan that works best for them," said Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the AHCT Board. "With the announcement that Connecticut's uninsured rate is at historic lows-and among the lowest in the nation-our focus is on building a healthier state through expanding our reach and retaining consumers."

"Access Health CT wants to make the enrollment process as easy as possible for our customers," said Wadleigh. "Connecticut has a strong marketplace and our team is ready to make the buying experience a smooth one. Ultimately, this is about better access to healthcare and a stronger Connecticut."

Connecticut residents will need the following materials to purchase a health insurance plan through AHCT:

Birthdates for all family members who need coverage.

Social Security Numbers for all family members who need coverage (or a valid reason for not having one at the time of enrollment).

Citizenship or immigration status and certificate of naturalization or immigration document number, if applicable.

Tax returns for previous years - only needed if you did not file a tax return or if the system cannot validate the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) you entered in your application.

Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, an Employer's Identification Number (EIN), pay stubs and W-2 wages and tax statements).

Health care coverage information (policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household, as well as information about employer sponsored health plans for which you or anyone in your household may be eligible).

AHCT provides a variety of resources to help customers answer questions and to receive assistance to sign up for coverage. Below is a list of options for those who need help signing up or re-enrolling in a health insurance plan.

Community Enrollment Partners: Consumers can visit organizations like libraries that have Access Health CT staff on-hand to assist customers with their application. For a list of sites and hours, go to: http://learn.accesshealthct.com/locations/.

Online or Telephone: Help is always available through the Access Health CT Call Center at 1-855-392-2428 or online at http://learn.accesshealthct.com/faqs/.

Enrollment Centers: Easy, one-on-one in person help is available at all of the Access Health CT Enrollment Centers.

New Britain

Access Health CT

200 Main St. New Britain, CT 06051

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

New Haven

 Access Health CT

55 Church St. New Haven, CT 06510

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

Customers who enroll in qualified coverage will avoid federal tax penalties and must have filed their 2014 federal tax returns to be eligible for possible tax subsidies.

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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. AHCT (or the Marketplace) also coordinates eligibility and enrollment with state Medicaid 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.

Contact:

Kathleen Tallarita

kathleen.tallarita@ct.gov

860.757.5339

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LGWyman
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LtGovWyman
Juliet Manalan
Communications Director
Office of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
(o) 860.524.7377
(m) 860.913.7528

portal.ct.gov/ltgovernor
Twitter: @LGWyman
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