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Access Health CT Extends Open Enrollment Period



    Access Health CT Extends Open Enrollment Period

    Access Health CT has extended the end of open enrollment from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22.

    The announcement comes a day after one that Anthem and ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc. will continue to offer plans on the exchange in 2018.

    “This is great news for our customers,” said Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT (AHCT), said. “We are very pleased that both Anthem and ConnectiCare have decided to stay with us next year so that Connecticut residents can continue to have multiple health insurance plan options.”

    “In collaboration with our carrier partners, we’ve decided to extend the Open Enrollment Period from December 15 to December 22 so that individuals have more time to shop, choose and use the best plan for them. Anyone enrolling in health insurance during this time will have coverage that begins on January 1, 2018 once the first premium payment is made,” Wadleigh said in a statement.

    Open Enrollment starts Nov. 1.

    Access Health CT is also opening several in-person enrollment locations. 

    Wadleigh said there is still a tax penalty for not having coverage and residents are extended to visit