Courtesy of C-HIT

HARTFORD, CT – Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, is opening enrollment for individuals who are uninsured to purchase a plan.

The new special enrollment period starts March 19 and ends on April 2 and offers people who don’t currently have an insurance plan an opportunity to purchase one.

In order to qualify, an individual must not have insurance and may not be incarcerated to be eligible.

“No Connecticut resident should worry that testing or treatment will compromise their financial security. I thank each of Connecticut’s health insurance carriers on the exchange, Anthem and ConnectiCare, and Access Health CT CEO James Michel for working with our administration to again offer health insurance to the uninsured during this new Special Enrollment Period,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.

The two health insurance companies offering plans through Access Health CT— Anthem and ConnectiCare — have both announced they would waive fees associated with COVID-19 testing.

“We are experiencing a moment in history that requires flexibility and innovative ways to access healthcare,” Access Health CEO James Michel said. “Since inception, Access Health CT offers year-round enrollment opportunities through special enrollments to individuals who experience a qualifying life event, like loss of coverage due to job change. By implementing this new special enrollment, we are focusing on the uninsured so they can get covered and stay healthy.”

Jill Hummel, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut said “It is very important that those who are uninsured take advantage of this special enrollment period. Having health coverage will be important for those seeking treatment for this virus.”
There are no enrollment periods for Connecticut’s Medicaid program, so low-income individuals should be able to obtain insurance at any time during the year.

Information about this new special enrollment period is available at: