Access Health: 753 applications processed in three days

Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, has processed 753 applications for coverage since opening Tuesday, including 153 on Thursday.

On its third day in operation, the exchange reported receiving 11,058 website visitors and 1,033 calls as of 4 p.m. Since Tuesday morning, Access Health counted 82,939 website visitors and 5,094 phone calls.

The exchange processes applications for both private insurance and Medicaid, which is expanding as of Jan. 1, with a higher income limit for adults who don’t have minor children.

The open enrollment period for signing up for private insurance through the exchange runs through March 31, but the deadline for receiving coverage by Jan. 1 is Dec. 15.

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