ACCESS HEALTH CT PROVIDES IN-PERSON ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE DEADLINE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Fairfield County residents who do not have health care coverage can shop and compare plans 24/7 at www.accesshealthct.com or call the AHCT call center at 1‐855‐805-HEALTH (4325). The call center staff has representatives Monday, March 31 from 8:00 AM to midnight.
The Fairfield County Navigator Organization for Access Health CT, Southwestern AHEC, has several enrollment events for those who are trying to sign up for health insurance before the deadline of midnight, March 31st. They are:
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Danbury Public Danbury, 170 Main Street, Danbury
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM GBAPP, 1470 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM AmeriCares, 88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optimus Health Care, 982 E Main Street, Bridgeport
11:00 AM – 7:30 PM Southwest Community Health Center, 968 Fairfield Avenue, Bpt.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Norwalk Community Health Center, 120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
WHAT information do I need to bring for enrollment?
- Birthdates for all family members who need coverage
- Social Security Numbers for all family members who need coverage (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
- Citizenship or immigration status and certificate of naturalization, if applicable
- Tax returns for previous years
- Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, employer’s EIN number, pay stubs and W-2 – wages and tax statements)
- Health care coverage information (policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household
For additional information regarding the NIPA events, visit ahctcommunity.org, or call Millie Seguinot, Fairfield County Key Navigator Staff at 203 338-1291203 338-1291.
After March 31, residents will only be able to obtain coverage under these plans under special circumstances, such as marriage, divorce, birth, adoption or loss of insurance coverage from an employer. Consumers must sign up for coverage or receive an exemption from coverage by March 31, 2014 to avoid a tax penalty. For 2014, the federal government will assess a penalty of 1 percent of gross household income over the federal income tax filing threshold or $95 per individual, whichever amount is greater.