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Access Health Announces Special Enrollment Period Due to Coronavirus Emergency


On March 18, 2020, the state’s health insurance exchange announced a special enrollment period (SEP) available to uninsured residents. During this SEP, eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through Access Health CT.

This measure was taken as a result of the COVID-19 emergency to further protect the public health of state residents. Access Health and the exchange’s insurers, Anthem and ConnectiCare, recognized the need to permit the uninsured to enroll and have access to testing and treatment.

The special enrollment period extends from March 19 through April 2, 2020. Individuals who enroll during this period will generally have coverage effective starting April 1, 2020.

Employers should be aware of this limited enrollment period, which may provide an option for individuals not otherwise eligible to enroll in coverage.

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