How To Sign Up for Obamacare in Connecticut

Where to go in Connecticut to get health plans under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how to get help with the application process.
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Last Reviewed: Thu, Oct 6, 2022

For 2023 health plans, Connecticut open enrollment begins on November 1, 2022 and runs through January 15, 2023. If you enroll by December 15, your coverage will begin on January 1, 2023.

Open enrollment has ended for 2022 plans. 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 significant income, 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 2022?)

To get covered, you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Connecticut. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to an enrollment assistant. Most enrollment helpers are working remotely during the COVID crisis.

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.

Connect on Social Media

You can find Access Health CT on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube.

 

Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of this article for each State.
Selected State: Connecticut
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