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Healthcare deadline extended in Connecticut

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The deadline has been extended for those looking to get health insurance through the state's Access Health CT program.

The original deadline of midnight on Thursday is now midnight on Dec. 17.

That's two more days to get covered for Jan. 1, 2017.

The reason for the extension is high application volumes, according to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh.

"Our highest priority is ensuring that our residents have healthcare coverage," Wyman said. "This extension means more people are covered for January 1st, and that means more people have access to the care and treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives."

"I want to thank our insurance carriers for helping us respond to this demand and the needs of our customers," Wadleigh said. "This gives people the opportunity to understand their options what financial assistance may be available to help lower the costs of the plans or deductibles. Many of our customers qualify for subsidies that dramatically reduce the cost of insurance."

Health officials said over the past six week, 16,000 people in Connecticut have signed up.

Access Health CT staff recommend that customers prepare as much as possible before signing up, that includes gathering the following documents:

  • Social security number
  • Visa, green card or other immigration documents
  • Most recent tax return
  • Employer Information including offers of employer sponsored coverage
  • Current insurance coverage

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Connecticare are the providers in the network.

For more on Access Health CT, click here.

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