Maryland has decided to scrap its malfunctioning health care exchange for the technology Connecticut developed for its Obamacare website, AccessHealthCT, the state’s governor said late Tuesday.
Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, is telling people who want to sign up for insurance by the midnight deadline to use its call center and, if necessary, leave a message.
Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan said late Friday that in addition to Maryland, four other states have been in contact with him about the possibility of adopting the technology of Connecticut’s health exchange.
No group of people in Connecticut is more likely to be uninsured than the state’s Latinos, and Obamacare won’t change that.
Among the measures still awaiting action by the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee is a controversial bill that would require the state’s health insurance exchange to report on the number of enrollees who were previously uninsured.
The rollout of the federal health law in Connecticut has been smoother than in many parts of the country, but it hasn’t been without hiccups. The latest one: finding providers who take the new coverage.
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.
The federal government now says that people who renewed their health plans late last year to avoid having to buy new plans that comply with the federal health law can keep them for an extra two years — but only if their states allow it.
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has run more smoothly than many of its counterparts across the country and now officials at the state’s insurance marketplace are in discussions about franchising the system to other states.
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has been advertising heavily during broadcasts of the winter games, and in the week after the opening ceremony, the number of daily enrollments rose by 67 percent.
New Haven — Access Health CT, the state-run health insurance exchange created as part of the Affordable Care Act, celebrated a milestone Monday: Passing its self-imposed goal of signing up 100,000 residents and small businesses for health coverage.
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange is nearing its goal of getting 100,000 people signed up for coverage this year. But how close it is to another key goal — substantially reducing the number of state residents without health insurance — remains unclear.
After nearly a month of customer frustration and scrutiny from state regulators, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has made progress in getting health care coverage set up for its January customers, according to state officials.
UnitedHealthcare sparked an intense backlash last fall when it notified more than 2,000 Connecticut doctors that they would be dropped from its Medicare Advantage network. Many people in health care believe that what UnitedHealthcare is trying to do — cover fewer doctors and other health care providers — is likely to become increasingly common in Connecticut. And to some doctors, the fight against UnitedHealthcare’s network changes is in part about pushing back against the larger trend.
Enrollment in insurance plans offered as part of the federal health law continued to surge Monday, the last day to sign up for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1. “We’re just exploding here today,” Kevin Counihan, CEO of Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, said Monday.