Health Insurance and Natural Disasters

 

In this open enrollment season, with hurricane season still going and winter around the corner, would you know what to do about your health insurance in the wake of a natural disaster? The recent hurricanes on the East Coast and wildfires in California have many families of children and youth with special health care needs/disabilities wondering what we would do if we were in any of the disaster zones and in need of life saving medications or medical equipment that required health insurance coverage.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s blog: The Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) offers suggestions in answer to questions families might have regarding their marketplace health insurance. We have tweaked the information to make it specific to Connecticut and following will also apply to families who have private health insurance (health insurance purchased outside of the marketplace or provided by employer)

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Champions for Coverage

Champions for coverage
Call to Action-Last 10 Days
This is it – the final countdown!! Less than 10 days remain before the Jan. 31 deadline for people to sign up for coverage.

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Important Health Care Update

To assist individuals through the tax season, Access Health CT announces the opening of a special enrollment period for individuals who did not have health insurance in 2014 and, as a result, paid a penalty on their federal income taxes.

The special enrollment, which will run from April 1 through midnight April 30, will allow the uninsured who sign up to limit penalties on their 2015 taxes.

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