Jenna Carlesso, The Connecticut Mirror, February 20
Fewer residents signed up for their health coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, during the 2020 open enrollment period than during the previous year. The reason for the drop appears to be that more people are signing up for insurance through their employer while others are choosing Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Access Health launched a campaign last fall to target the 187,000 uninsured Connecticut residents. Using tools that analyze census tracts, workers identified neighborhoods where a majority of the uninsured live and canvassed homes in those areas to talk with people about their coverage options and sign them up. Nearly 30,000 homes were visited and more than 300 new customers were signed up with hundreds more renewing their plans.