(WTNH) — Uninsured Connecticut residents now have the chance to enroll in an insurance plan in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Access Health CT is launching a new open enrollment period. The enrollment period starts Thursday, March 19 and ends on Thursday, April 2. Coverage during the new enrollment period starts on April 1.
Residents who are present in the United States and are not incarcerated are eligible for enrollment.
Access Health is the health insurance exchange set up by the state of Connecticut to comply with the affordable care act, or Obamacare.
Usually, you can only sign up for health insurance during certain parts of the year. They are expanding that so that people who have no health insurance, or people who are just now losing their health insurance because they got laid off or their businesses closed down; Those folks can sign up for health insurance.
To enroll, call Access Health CT at 855-805-4325 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also go to their website to learn more about the special enrollment period as well as other services they provide.
When you call, they will ask you a bunch of questions and walk you through what options are available, and help you figure out what is the best plan for you and your family. This is a time when there is a lot of concern over people’s health.
The coronavirus can be very serious for some people. Almost as serious are the bills that can pile up from extensive medical coverage.