Access Health CT Opens Its Virtual Doors

Oct 1, 2013

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Access Health CT, the state's new health care marketplace, goes live for customers today. Officials are encouraging people shopping for insurance plans to do it online, if possible, to limit paperwork. Officials are also sending workers into the community to work with low-income people who may not have web access, or may not be web-savvy. 

A survey of nearly 600 residents conducted for the marketplace found that six percent of of those who responded had no access to the Internet, according to the Associated Press. Many others use smartphones, which is not ideal for filling out online applications. Access Health CT has trained its team of outreach workers and insurance brokers to help people navigate the website, and apply for coverage, prepared with laptops.

Tune in to WNPR today at 9:00 am for answers to your questions about Connecticut's new health care marketplace on Where We Live.