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Back in February, I wrote about Connecticut's new "Covered Connecticut" program:

Access Health CT Announces Special Enrollment Period For Covered Connecticut Program

  • Eligible Connecticut residents have until June 30 to enroll

HARTFORD, Conn. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced a Special Enrollment Period for the Covered Connecticut Program that provides health insurance at no cost to Connecticut residents who meet eligibility requirements. This Special Enrollment Period runs now through June 30.

Created and funded by the State of Connecticut, the Covered Connecticut Program pays the customer’s portion of the monthly payment (premium) directly to their insurance company. The program also covers the cost-sharing amounts they would typically have to pay with a health insurance plan, such as co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs.

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via Access Health CT:

Access Health CT Announces New Special Enrollment Period for Connecticut Residents with Lower Income

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 25, 2022) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced a new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Connecticut residents with lower income beginning April 25. This new SEP will provide access to no- or very low-cost health insurance plans made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

To be eligible for this SEP, Connecticut residents must:

  • Be new or returning customers who are not currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through Access Health CT.
  • Have a household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). 

If you don't know what 150% FPL is, it depends on your household size:

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via Access Health CT:

The Health Insurance Exchange is seeking responses to an official request for proposals and is allocating up to $400,000 to support the initiative

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 7, 2022) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced the opening of its fiscal year 2023 Navigator Grant Program. The program will allow AHCT to deepen its community relationships with the goal of engaging, educating, informing and enrolling individuals in health insurance throughout Connecticut, particularly in minority communities that experience significant health disparities and higher uninsured rates.

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via Access Health CT:

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (March 25, 2022) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced that it was honored by the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) and Best Companies Group as one of the “Best Places to Work in Connecticut.” This is the third, consecutive year AHCT has been named as a top workplace by the HBJ. The honorees were recognized at a ceremony at Farmington Gardens last night. The annual program was created by the Hartford Business Journal and the third-party research firm, Best Companies Group.

“Everything we do at Access Health CT supports our mission and is guided by our company values,” said Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer, James Michel. “Our values — authenticity, integrity, excellence, ownership, one team and passion — were created by our staff and are the driving force behind our strong company culture.”

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via Access Health CT:

  • More than 65,000 Access Health CT enrollees would be impacted

HARTFORD, Conn. (March 16, 2022) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced that more than 65,000 Connecticut residents would be negatively impacted by reduced or eliminated financial help for health insurance if the increased financial assistance from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expires at the end of 2022.

The $178 million per year ($14.8 million per month) of assistance residents receive through ARPA will end unless the enhanced premium tax credits continue past 2022 through federal legislation.

“Ending increased financial help would have a significant impact on Connecticut residents,” said James Michel, Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer, “including progress made toward addressing health disparities. The American Rescue Plan Act makes health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible – greatly reducing the impact of social determinants of health.” 

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via Access Health CT:

Access Health CT Announces Special Enrollment Period For Covered Connecticut Program

  • Eligible Connecticut residents have until June 30 to enroll

HARTFORD, Conn. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Access Health CT (AHCT) today announced a Special Enrollment Period for the Covered Connecticut Program that provides health insurance at no cost to Connecticut residents who meet eligibility requirements. This Special Enrollment Period runs now through June 30.

Created and funded by the State of Connecticut, the Covered Connecticut Program pays the customer’s portion of the monthly payment (premium) directly to their insurance company. The program also covers the cost-sharing amounts they would typically have to pay with a health insurance plan, such as co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs.

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I've received a copy of Access Health CT's monthly board meeting slideshow, which includes the final 2022 Open Enrollment Period metrics and other demographic data. Here's some of the key points:

OE Enrollment/Eligibility Activity:

  • Started OE 9 with 107,058 enrollees (Up 8%)
  • 112,634 enrolled into a qualified health plan (Up 7%)
  • 47.5% eligible for APTC (Up 20%), 36.2% eligible for APTC/CSR (Down 6%).
  • Enrollees ineligible for financial help down 43%
  • 24,773 determined eligible and completed application for Medicaid (Down 27%)

112,634 is the topline number. Last year's final OEP enrollment tally for Connecticut was 104,946 QHP selections, which means they actually ended up 7.3% year over year. FWIW, I think CT's all-time OEP enrollment record was 116,000 back in 2016.

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Via Access Health CT's News/Press Releases page:

Stats as of January 14, 2022

Qualified Health Plans (QHP):

  • QHP Enrollment In 2022 Coverage: 110,960
  • 2022 OE Acquisition Summary: 17,677

Medicaid:

  • Completed applications/redeterminations processed through the integrated eligibility system: 23,719

I'm not entirely sure what the 17,677 figure refers to, but I've confirmed that it's already included in the larger number.

Last year's final OEP enrollment tally for Connecticut was 104,946 QHP selections, which they're now 5.7% ahead of...with a day and a half left for CT residents to get covered.

They also issued this press release:

Access Health CT Open Enrollment Deadline is January 15, 2022

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Via Access Health CT's News/Press Releases page:

Stats as of January 7, 2022

Qualified Health Plans (QHP):

  • QHP Enrollment In 2022 Coverage: 108,690
  • 2022 OE Acquisition Summary: 15,618

Medicaid:

  • Completed applications/redeterminations processed through the integrated eligibility system: 20,969

I'm not entirely sure what the 15,618 figure refers to, but I've confirmed that it's already included in the larger number.

Last year's final OEP enrollment tally for Connecticut was 104,946 QHP selections, which they're now 3.6% ahead of...with one week left for CT residents to get covered.

They also issued this press release:

Access Health CT Open Enrollment Deadline is January 15, 2022

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Via Access Health CT's News/Press Releases page:

Stats as of December 30, 2021

Qualified Health Plans (QHP):

  • QHP Enrollment In 2022 Coverage: 106,390
  • 2022 OE Acquisition Summary: 14,142

Medicaid:

  • Completed applications/redeterminations processed through the integrated eligibility system: 18,856

I'm not entirely sure what the 18,856 figure refers to, but I've confirmed that it's already included in the larger number.

Last year's final OEP enrollment tally for Connecticut was 104,946 QHP selections, which they're now 1.4% ahead of...with over 2 weeks left for CT residents to get covered (they have until New Year's Eve to enroll for coverage starting January 1st, and from January 1st - January 15th for coverage starting February 1st).

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