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Sign Up for ACA Health Coverage by Feb. 15, 2015

For your new health coverage to be effective on Feb. 1, 2015, you must sign up by Thursday, January 15.

Those who enroll by Feb. 15, will get coverage starting March 1, 2015.

People who qualify for Medicaid can sign up at any point during the year.

"Of the 19,402 new customers signed up for plans through the exchange, 44 percent selected ConnectiCare and 31 percent chose plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield."

Remember to get help from an objective 3rd party to select the plan that meets you needs.  Do NOT get pressured into signing up for a plan unless you fully understand the benefits and limitations.  Once you have signed up for a plan and it goes into effect, you cannot get out until the next open enrollment period. This applies to plans through the CT Exchange. 

Some plans are more restrictive than others.  Some have higher co-pays and/or deductibles.  Be sure to inquire about keeping your doctors, or being able to select from a wide array of providers. If you have existing care providers and want to continue working with those providers, you need to check to ensure they are in the insurer's network.

We invite you to read OneWorld’s comprehensive health blog to learn more details at: http://oneworldpi.org/blog/archives/2342  You may also see the CT  Obamacare, Mirror article linked below.

http://ctmirror.org/connecticare-leads-the-pack-in-new-obamacare-en...

Regardless of the misleading news items and some media reports, millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.  The Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, says he wants to completely repeal the ACA; yet, in his home state more that 500,000 people have signed up for the ACA.  In Kentucky the program is called Kentucky Kynect.  The web site through which residents sign up ‘was paid for by a $200-and-some-odd-million grant from the federal government.’ You can read more about that at the link below.  We include this information to point out that even some who oppose the ACA recognize its benefits.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/10/16/mitc...

Additional CT Information Resources:

Provider Resources | HealthyCT

Welcome to the Provider Resources page. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-855 - HLTHYCT (1-855 - 458-4928) or use the email form at the bottom

AccessHealthCT https://www.accesshealthct.com/Access

Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange - CT.gov www.ct.gov/hix/Connecticut

ConnectiCare connecticare.com/    

Individuals and families can find the plan that's right for them at ConnectiCare, the Connecticut health insurance provider that puts people first.

Anthem Health Insurance, Medicare, & Group Health Plans  www.anthem.com/

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