In the first meeting of 2016 for the Access Health CT board of directors, members received an update on the current open enrollment period, which closes at the end of the month, as well as engaged in discussion about Connecticut’s Medicaid program, HUSKY, and how it works with the state exchange.
Here are some highlights:
- 108,830 people are now enrolled in Qualified Health Plans through AccessHealth CT. The vast majority are receiving Advanced Premium Tax Credits to reduce their premiums. QHP enrollment has increased by 15,245 in this open enrollment period. 34,590 residents were new to HUSKY through the enrollment system since November.
- AccessHealth CT expects to mail out 1095-A forms next week so that QHP enrollees can file their tax returns. We wrote about this important form a few weeks ago.
- At the end of July, 18,500 individuals are scheduled to lose their Medicaid coverage through Transitional Medical Assistance as a result of changes to the state HUSKY program last year. People must enroll in new coverage by July 15 to avoid a loss in coverage.
- HUSKY covers 750,000 Connecticut residents, and cover 4 out of 10 births in the state.
You can see the presentations given by the AccessHealth CT staff, including the Medicaid presentation:
At next month’s meeting we’ll hear the final numbers on open enrollment and the exchange’s developing plans for 2017.
There’s still a bit more than a week to enroll in coverage for 2016. Visit www.accesshealthct.org before enrollment ends on January 31.