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Healthcare Reform

It’s time — Get 2016 health insurance coverage now

Starting today, you can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. New to the Marketplace? You can preview 2016 health insurance plans and prices before you apply. You’ll see premiums based on your estimated income. Remember, most people qualify for financial help… read full article

5 Years Later: How the Affordable Care Act is Working for Connecticut

The Affordable Care Act is working to make health care more affordable, accessible, and high quality for the people of Connecticut. Better Options Making health care more affordable and accessible through the Health Insurance Marketplaces: Through the Marketplace, Nutmeg Staters had the option of signing up for quality health coverage at a price they could… read full article

‘Consumer-driven’ health plans continue to gain ground in CT

It appears high-deductible health plans are here to stay. Since 2008, enrollment in so-called “consumer-driven” plans has grown 10 percent per year in Connecticut as companies have felt the pinch of higher healthcare costs. As of last year, the number of Connecticut workers enrolled in high-deductible plans, as defined by the IRS, reached 264,219, according… read full article

Why Consumer Issues Are Rising on the Health Agenda

Employer health insurance premiums rose 4% this year, according to the 17th annual employer health benefits survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, published Tuesday. That caps a (remarkable) 10-year run of moderate increases, averaging 5%. But the slowdown in health-care cost growth has been all but invisible to… read full article

Take a few easy steps now – be ready for November 1

Starting November 1, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016. FYI Plans and prices for 2016 will be available by late October. Take a few minutes to get ready now so you’ll be off to a great start when you log in as soon as November 1. First… read full article

2016 Open Enrollment

Important dates for 2016 enrollment: November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment starts — first day you can enroll in a 2016 Marketplace plan. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016. FYI 2016 plans and prices will be available for preview the third week of October, 2015. December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in… read full article

Annual Household Income changes? Report them to the Marketplace ASAP

If you’ve had any changes to your household income, it’s important to let the Marketplace know as soon as possible. Your new income can affect the health coverage or savings you’re eligible for. If your taxable income goes down: You could qualify for more savings than you’re getting now. This could lower the amount you… read full article

Under 30 and busy? Get a fast, personalized health coverage decision guide

There are many options for health insurance for young adults. You can: Get covered by a parent’s health insurance plan. Buy your own Marketplace insurance, with savings based on your income. Buy a catastrophic health plan — a type of insurance that has a low monthly premium but mainly protects you from worst-case scenarios. Get… read full article

See if You Qualify for Health Care Savings

Wonder if you qualify for savings on health insurance? We’ve created a quick and easy tool to help. Just enter your state and the number of people in your household. We’ll show you which of these savings programs you qualify for, based on your income estimate: A premium tax credit you can use to lower… read full article

Moving? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Summer is the most popular season for moving. But there are some things you can’t pack in boxes — like the peace of mind you get from having health insurance. Moving can be stressful, but enrolling in a health plan that suits your new life doesn’t have to be. If you’re moving, whether out of… read full article

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