Open Enrollment is now through January 31, 2017. Those who wish to sign up for a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) must enroll by December 15, 2016 for coverage beginning January 1, 2017. We encourage all residents to review their options soon. Those who enroll after December 15 may delay their coverage start date as far as March 1, 2017!
Enroll By:
Coverage Begins:
December 15, 2016 -------------------------> January 1, 2017

January 15, 2017 ---------------------------> February 1, 2017

January 31, 2017 ------------------------------> March 1, 2017 
CT Residents can get help enrolling for coverage by:
Visiting AccessHealthCT.com
Calling 1-855-372-2428
Downloading theAHCT Mobile App
In-person at any of the locations below:
Enrollment Centers 
Community Enrollment Partners
Access Health CT Enrollment Center
New Britain

200 Main Street New Britain, CT 06051
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm | Sat 9am - 1pm

Access Health CT Enrollment Center
New Haven

55 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm | Sat 9am - 1pm
East Hartford
Raymond Main Library

840 Main Street, Eat Hartford, CT 06108
Mon-Thu 9:30am - 5pm
Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm

United Community & Family Services

47 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Mon-Thu 9:30am - 5pm 
Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm

Ferguson Library - Main Branch

One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904
Tue-Fri 10:30am - 6pm | Sat 10:30am - 4:30pm
For additional in-person help from Enrollment Specialists (Certified Application Counselors) or Certified Brokers, click here.
December Webinars

Financial Help
*TOMORROW* Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 1-2pm

This webinar will cover all aspects of financial help available to Access Health CT customers. It is designed to educate enrollers and others about the information collected during the application process and how it impacts eligibility to receive financial help. It will walk participants through important terms and steps necessary to determine if financial help is available for a customer through Access Health CT. Nearly 80% of customers receive some type of financial help – RSVP today!

Overview of AHCT Health Plan Selector Tool
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 1-2pm

There’s a lot to keep in mind when shopping for a health plan! We have tools, like the Health Plan Selector Tool, and support to help our consumers find the right plan for them. This tool is designed to help consumers explore projected costs of buying and using different insurance plans sold through Access Health CT. Join us for an overview and demonstration - RSVP today!

To learn about upcoming webinars or view previous ones, visit our Community Partners page.  
Changes to the AHCT Application
As a way to continue to ensure that you serve your consumers effectively, please find important updates in the HIX system:

1.      For 2017 renewals and/or reporting changes to existing 2016 coverage, please select OPTION 1 in all circumstances.  See screen shot below.
Why? If you pick options 2 or 3, the member cannot renew and will not be able to shop for a QHP during OE or report changes to their current enrollment.  If you need to make a change to a 2016 enrollment only, you will still have to fill in income for 2017. In that case, and only in that scenario, you may enter the income listed for 2016 in the income field for 2017.  However, if the member later decides to enroll for 2017, the member should be asked then to update their income for 2017. Always confirm income with the consumer when they are applying for coverage or are reporting changes.
Only use the same income (numeric amount) for 2016 as for 2017 if the consumer needs to make a change to or enroll in 2016 coverage ONLY and does not want to renew coverage.  The system will ask for 2017 income when you choose option one.



There is a check box on the eligibility results page, that reads “I do not wish to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan for 2016”—this box should never be selected if there is an existing 2016 enrollment in HIX.
You would complete the 2016 enrollment by making the appropriate eligibility selection and choosing the appropriate Husky program or QHP selection for 2016.  
Please read the entire alert and note the screen shots.
Help Us Spread the Word
Last month we shared our 2017 Open Enrollment brochure, available in English and SpanishFor additional printable resources, check out our Community Partners page.

If you send out a newsletter, please consider including this short blurb in the next one to let your readers know about signing up for quality, affordable health care coverage through Access Health CT:
Have questions or need help signing up for healthcare coverage? 
Access Health CT is here to help.
Open Enrollment started on November 1, 2016 and ends on January 31, 2017. Enroll by December 15, 2016 for coverage to begin on January 1, 2017!

Access Health CT (AHCT) is the only place in Connecticut where individuals, families, and small businesses may qualify for help paying for the cost of their health care coverage. AHCT staff and our partners are here to answer your questions and help you enroll in quality, affordable health coverage. All enrollment help is FREE.
Call 1-855-805-4325 today or go to Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/Locations for a list of enrollment locations.
To find materials from previous webinars and learn about upcoming events, check out our Community Partners page under Events, Training and Speaking Requests.
Thank you for being an AHCT Community Partner! 
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