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Access Health CT launches new online tool to compare plans

Officials from Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, are urging their customers, especially those who qualify to be automatically re-enrolled in 2019, to explore their options for next year using a new online tool and other resources available through the exchange. Continue Reading →

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With Obamacare’s future uncertain, CT exchange contemplates strategies

One person likened it to looking at a “foggy crystal ball.” Another spoke of changing a tire on a car that’s still moving. But others cautioned against speculating and emphasized the fact that, so far, nothing about the Affordable Care Act has changed. Continue Reading →

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Access Health CT: 110,095 picked Obamacare insurance plans

The 110,095 private insurance customers includes 68,231 people who also had coverage through Access Health in 2014 and 41,864 new customers. Seventy-seven percent qualify for federal tax credits to discount their insurance premiums, while the rest must pay the full price for their coverage. Continue Reading →

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As Obamacare sign-up period winds down, a final push for the uninsured

This is a picture of Marta Persia talking to Juan Brito about Obamacare in a mini mart in Hartford.

Sunday is the last day to buy private health insurance this year, and those trying to reach the uninsured are making calls, sending mail and visiting libraries, grocery stores, tax clinics, churches, big-box stores and bus stops in a final enrollment push. Continue Reading →

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Four things to watch during Obamacare open enrollment

Access Health CT, the state's health insurance exchange, tracks enrollment on a sign in its lobby. In preparation of the next round of open enrollment, the tracker is back to zero.

The second enrollment period for private health insurance under Obamacare begins Saturday and runs through Feb. 15. With that will come a barrage of ads aimed at getting people to sign up, thousands of customers facing decisions about their plans, and lots of eyes on how well things are going at a key time for one of the country’s most controversial laws. Here are four things to watch. Continue Reading →

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30,000 could lose coverage or subsidies as exchange addresses income, immigration discrepancies

As many as 30,000 customers of the state’s health insurance exchange could lose their coverage or see a drop in the subsidies used to discount their premiums next month because they did not submit information needed to verify their eligibility. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare enrollment, year 2: What you need to know

The second sign-up period for insurance under the federal health law known as Obamacare begins next month. There are some key changes from last year, including a shorter shopping season, new plan options and a higher penalty for those who don’t have coverage in 2015. Here are the details. Continue Reading →

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Obamacare Q&A: Exchange deadlines, insurance options and tax credits

What you need to know about the end of the 2014 open enrollment period, the insurance options you’ll have once it’s over, when you’ll face a penalty if you don’t get covered and the possibility of getting federal financial help buying a health plan outside the exchange. Continue Reading →

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