Diligence pays off when shopping for health insurance

Shop carefully for insurance
Shop carefully for insurance

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut consumers who carefully consider their health status and financial needs stand to reap the greatest benefits when shopping for insurance during the 2015 open enrollment period.

The enrollment period to purchase coverage at Access Health CT (AHCT), the online marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, runs from Nov. 15, 2014, to Feb. 15, 2015. The law requires most Americans to carry health insurance or pay a fine when they file their federal income taxes.

During this time, current enrollees can make changes to their plan or select a new plan. Individuals without health insurance can also shop for coverage during this period. People can sign up for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through AHCT, too.

AHCT officials hope to enroll an additional 33,000 previously uninsured individuals during the three-month enrollment period. An estimated 147,166 state residents remain uninsured.

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3 responses to “Diligence pays off when shopping for health insurance”

  1. EveT

    Diligence? In what sense? We in Fairfield County get to pay the highest rates.

  2. One and Done

    There is a huge story here if any journalist wants to pick it up.

    The fact the Federal government is not reimbursing the state for this as was promised. We are talking billions of dollars. Guess who is paying for it now.

  3. Scott

    Affordable Health Care is funded off the backs of the middleclass. Everything has a new fee that part of goes towards AHC. Anyone has decent coverage from their employer in Fairfield County is being forced out because of the cadillac tax. Thank you Obama

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