Shaking the Foundation - Blog

When It Comes to Health Insurance, People Don’t Know What They Need

Today’s guest post was written by Lisa Freeman , Board Member for the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety. There are many options for health insurance plans now, because of the Affordable Care Act. In my experience, however, many people do not understand how complicated it can be to get what they … more >

December 2, 2014

List of In-Person Assisters in Connecticut

Last month, the Connecticut Health Foundation, Foundation for Community Health, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving funded a total of 20 organizations to provide in-person assistance during the second round of open enrollment. Please read this CTMirror article, " Foundations chip in to help people … more >

December 1, 2014

Survey: What Will Make Year-Round Consumer Health Insurance Assistance Successful in CT?

As a neutral convener, the Connecticut Health Foundation is funding a stakeholder process to plan an effective, sustainable year round approach for assisting underserved consumers with health insurance enrollment and navigation. Access Health CT has applied for 1 million in federal funding to implement a … more >

November 25, 2014

What Obamacare Has Done for Zee Lately

Well, what has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) done for Zaheer, a successful small business owner from South Windsor, Connecticut? Saved him 15,000 this first year in health insurance premiums for him and his family Given him peace of mind because he can’t be denied coverage because of his … more >

November 25, 2014

VIDEO: For Christina, the Affordable Care Act Means Coverage and Peace of Mind

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Christina was able to get health coverage so affordable, she was able to save enough money to put a down payment on a new home. Christina is a self-described micro-business owner working out of Bridgeport, CT. When her COBRA-sponsored coverage was about to run out, … more >

November 17, 2014