Access Health Deadline 12 Days Away

Connecticut residents signing up for health insurance through Access Health CT must enroll by Feb. 15 or face a potential tax penalty from the federal government.

"We're on track to hit our [enrollment] goals," said Access Health CT's acting CEO, Jim Wadleigh.

The state's health care marketplace aims to sign up 100,000 private citizens during the current enrollment period. With less than two weeks left, more than 96,000 residents have signed up for qualifying health plans.

About 30,000 of them are new sign-ups, Wadleigh said, adding that all avenues for enrollment have been successful.

Customers have utilized the website, phone banks, and the in-person enrollment centers in Bridgeport, New Haven and New Britain, in addition to community organizations.

"All of them have done well," he said.

The mobile app, however, has seen some outsized success in just its first year.

"We've seen about a thousand sign-ups just through the mobile app so that's been a great resource for us," Wadleigh said.

If Connecticut residents don't have health insurance by the time tax season comes around, they could face tax penalties.

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