Updated: 2020-07-10 by
For 2021 health plans, Connecticut open enrollment has ended. However, you may still be able to purchase health insurance for this year if you qualify for a special enrollment period. For example, if you’ve recently lost your job or income due to the COVID-19 crisis or for any other reason, you might qualify for a 60-day special enrollment period that will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan. (See What Happens If I Missed the Enrollment Deadline for 2021?)
Where's the Connecticut Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Connecticut at Access Health CT. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
Getting Personalized Help with Enrollment
In Connecticut, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free assistance from a certified application counselor or from a licensed health insurance agent or broker.
An application counselor can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can't recommend a specific plan for you.
To find a Connecticut certified application counselor or broker, use the Assistance Search Form at Access Health CT. From there you can enter your location to find helpers near you.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained assistants, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
Talk to a licensed broker. To directly connect with a Connecticut insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)
Getting Help by Phone
If you want answers over the phone, call the toll-free number for Access Health CT at 855-805-4325. If you are hearing impaired, please call the TTY line: 855-789-2428.
To chat with a support representative online, click here.
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