Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut residents looking to enroll in a new insurance plan for the 2023 year can officially begin on Tuesday.

Access Health CT, which allows residents to shop, compare and enroll in insurance plans, opened enrollment Tuesday and will run through Jan. 15.

AHCT allows residents to find an affordable insurance plan to lower health care coverage costs. Monthly payments, or premiums, are greatly reduced through AHCT by the Inflation Reduction Act. Additionally, people can sign up for dental insurance while enrolling in a health care plan.

Residents may also be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through the HUSKY Health Program and the Covered CT Program.

Access Health CEO James Michel, visited locations across the state on Tuesday.

“Eighty-five percent of our customers qualify for subsidized health insurance,” Michel said. “Makes it far more affordable.”

Those who enroll before Dec. 15 will begin coverage on Jan. 1, and anyone who enrolls between Dec. 16 and Jan. 15 will begin coverage on Feb. 1.

“I’m on three different insulins and I looked up the prices without insurance,” Chanchary Tyson said. “It’s a lot, so the Husky does help a lot with it.”

How to sign up:

  • In-person help via a certified broker or enrollment specialist can be found here.
  • See a schedule of enrollment fairs throughout the state and register here.
  • AHCT’s Navigator partner locations with help from enrollment specialists can be found here.
  • Find enrollment locations, which will be available across the state, here.
  • For help by phone, call 1-855-805-4325, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on select Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Customers who are deaf or hearing impaired may use TTY at 1-855-789-2428 or call with a relay operator.