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Access Health CT enrolls thousands who will lose Transitional Medical Assistance

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Access Health CT enrolled around more than 13,000 parents and caregivers. (WFSB) Access Health CT enrolled around more than 13,000 parents and caregivers. (WFSB)

Tens of thousands of people in Connecticut were forced to find new health insurance. 

Access Health CT announced on Friday that they have enrolled around 13,811 parents and caregivers who will lose their current health insurance benefits.

On July 31, those people will lose their Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA), which is a Medicaid program offering up to one year of additional Medicaid health insurance benefits for low-income families at risk of losing coverage.

The loss in coverage is an effect of a legislation change last year that altered the HUSKY A eligibility requirements. As of Thursday,

  • 4,380 individuals enrolled in a new healthcare through the exchange
  • 2,855 of those applications have been re-determined eligible for coverage in a HUSKY program through the integrated eligibility system with the Department of Social Services
  • 1,525 enrolled in Qualified Health Plan with Access Health CT.

“Every person who signs up for a new plan we consider a success and we continue to see more TMA individuals enroll every day,” Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT said in a statement on Friday. “This means our outreach and strategies are working.  We will continue to promote our TMA enrollment fairs, make direct calls to eligible residents, make call center representatives available on Saturdays and reach out via the media and our social media channels to ensure that everyone who wants to enroll in a new plan has the information and assistance they need. We don’t want anyone to experience a gap in coverage.”

Access Health CT has a few enrollment fairs coming up on Saturday, July 30, at the following places:

  • Southwest Community Health Center
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 46 Albion St., Bridgeport
  • To register for the fair, click here

  • Charter Oak Health Center
  • 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • 21 Grand St., Hartford 
  • To register for the fair, click here

  • Generations Family Health Center
  • 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • 40 Mansfield Avenue
  • Willimantic, CT 06226
  • To register for the fair, click here.

If applying for the first time, you will need to bring:

  • Social Security numbers
  • Visa, green card or other immigration documents
  • Most recent tax return
  • Employer information
  • Current insurance coverage information

Access Health CT worked in collaboration with the Department of Social Services, the Office of Policy and Management, the Office of the Healthcare Advocate and community partner organizations to develop an outreach plan for the TMA population.

Individuals who have been notified that they will lose their HUSKY coverage should take one of the following steps to ensure they do not have a gap in coverage:

  • Call the Access Health CT call center at: (855) 805-4325. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Go online by clicking here.   
  • Visit a Certified Enrollment Counselor (CAC) located at many CT hospitals
  • Visit Certified Enrollment Counselor (CAC) at Federally Qualified Health Centers through-out CT
  • Attend an upcoming enrollment fair, click here 

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