As of this week, Access Health CT announced it has more than 104,000 individuals enrolled in qualified health plans. That number could change during the final weeks of open enrollment and as existing customers renew coverage.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who chairs the Access Health CT board, said the group is urging residents to check their healthcare coverage to make sure everything is correct for 2016. People without health insurance could face federal tax penalties.
The current open enrollment ends Jan. 31. Access Health CT's website www.accesshealthct.com has a consumer decision support tool that helps customers estimate their annual out-of-pocket costs. Anyone who signs up before Jan. 15 will have coverage effective Feb. 1. Individuals who sign up by Jan. 31 will have coverage effective March 1, 2016.
Access Health CT reported in late December over 34,000 new Connecticut customers had enrolled in health coverage since Nov. 1, on par with last year at this time. The new enrollment number represents 11,000 qualified health plan members and 23,000 Medicaid members.