Access Health CT helping 18,000 enrollees find new plans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace is helping up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans.

Access Health CT says it will begin reaching out on June 2 to help enrollees find and enroll in new plans before the July 31 deadline.

Legislation passed last year reduced the income limits for parents and caretaker relatives of children enrolled in the state’s HUSKY health insurance program. Eligibility for the HUSKY A program dropped from 201 percent of the federal poverty level to 155 percent. The change is expected to save the state $87 million.

The 18,000 affected enrollees must move to a plan offered through Access Health CT or apply for coverage through a different Medicaid plan.

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