The Connecticut Insurance Department has signed off on increased costs for health plans on and off the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange.
With the pandemic still lingering, Access Health CT is trying to reach the state’s uninsured population.
As many as 40,000 people are expected to qualify for the free insurance.
Many residents who didn’t previously qualify for premium tax credits will be eligible starting in May.
Fewer residents signed up for coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange, during the enrollment period that ended in January than during previous year, officials said Thursday.
Nearly 187,000 residents still lack coverage and many of them are low-income or minorities, a data point that is troubling state health officials.
The Connecticut Insurance Department announced Thursday that premiums for individual and small group plans can rise only about 3 percent on average in 2019, lower than the increases approved in recent years.