Access Health Reform Plans Connecticut
This post has some information about the Access Health Reform Plans Connecticut. Access Health is the administrator of health reform plans through the Exchange in Connecticut. They administer as well as oversee the enrollment process for those applying for a health reform plan through the health exchange. (Also known as Obama Care) Anyone can apply for insurance through the exchange but not all people are eligible for a premium subsidy.
This post will provide an overview of health reform plans, the enrollment process and premium subsidies in Connecticut. Please note this information is only applicable to Connecticut and is not applicable to any other state.
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Health Exchange Plans – Important Things To Know
- Three companies participate in the Individual Exchange. They are Anthem BCBS, Conneticare and Healthy CT.
- You must go through the Access Health Website in order to apply for a plan through the exchange. www.accesshealthct.com
- Premium subsidies are available to those that make below the income thresholds. Premium subsidy simply means the Government/state will pay a portion of your monthly premium.
- These premium subsidies are only available to those on the Exchange
- The lower the applicants 2014 income, the higher the monthly subsidy they will receive. (Rates are based on your 2014 income)
- If income falls below minimum levels, the applicant and/or dependents may be placed on Husky A,B,C or D
- The networks for the plans participating are NOT the same as their networks off the exchange. For example: You can not assume you doctor participates with Anthem on the Exchange just because he/she participated with Anthem off the Exchange.
- The Husky A and B network (Children enroll in A and B) has many more providers than Husky C and D (Adults enroll in C and D)
- You must apply through the Access Health website in order to apply for a plan on the exchange.
- Married couples must file a joint return in order to be eligible for a subsidy.
- Income will be verified in 2015. If you under report your income, you may need to either pay back a portion or all of the income subsidy that you receive during the year.