Connecticut: Access Health CT reminds residents they only have until THURSDAY NIGHT to #GetCovered via #COVID19 SEP

via Access Health CT (this is actaully the press release from a couple of weeks ago, thus the "starting today" wording):

Access Health CT Urges Uninsured CT Residents To Take Action During Two-Week New Special Enrollment Period

New Special Enrollment Period starts today and ends Thursday, April 2

  • Uninsured individuals can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT during the NEW Special Enrollment Period starting today and ending Thursday, April 2, 2020.
  • The effective date of coverage for all enrollments during the NEW Special Enrollment Period will be April 1, 2020.
  • The only way to sign up for this NEW Special Enrollment Period is by calling 855-365-2428.

HARTFORD, Conn. (March 19, 2020)— In response to the growing number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, Access Health CT (AHCT) today reminded CT residents of a limited-time New Special Enrollment Period for qualified individuals who are currently without health insurance. This New Special Enrollment Period (SEP) running through April 2, 2020, will allow uninsured individuals two weeks to enroll in health insurance coverage through Access Health CT.

“The New Special Enrollment Period is only available for two weeks,” said Chief Executive Officer at Access Health CT, James Michel. “If you are uninsured, or you know someone who is uninsured, please call us. We can help you get a health insurance plan that is right for you and your family.”

Connecticut residents must be uninsured, lawfully present in the United States and not incarcerated. The coverage for those who enroll during this New Special Enrollment Period will start on April 1, 2020. The only way to sign up is by phone: 855-805-4325 (TTY: 1- 855-365-2428). The call center is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers are advised to take action as soon as possible as wait times may be long to accommodate high call volumes.

Other information about this New Special Enrollment Period is available at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com.

Access Health CT reminds residents of the importance of maintaining their coverage throughout the year, and not just during this public health crisis. It is critical that uninsured individuals take advantage of this opportunity to protect themselves financially and ensure they have access to necessary services.

Two of the other state-based exchanges which have COVID-19-specific SEPs have already extended the deadlines further yet (Maryland and Massachusetts), but it doesn't sound like Connecticut plans on doing so unless they make a last-minute announcement later on today or tomorrow, so I strongly advise uninsured Connecticut residents to call 855-805-4325 and #GetCovered today.