Resources and Fact Sheets

2022 Open Enrollment Toolkit

Gaps in uninsured rates persist in Connecticut, especially for Black, Latinx, and multi-racial communities. We can all play a role in making sure all people have access to health care and know how to navigate the health insurance system.

This year, annual open enrollment through Access Health CT begins on November 1st and ends on January 15th, 2022. People who buy coverage through Access Health CT can get financial assistance to discount the cost of their coverage.

Because of changes in federal and state law made earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, even more financial assistance is available for many state residents. As a result, people who did not sign up in the past because of cost concerns might find they can get a better deal this year. For some state residents, the new Covered Connecticut program will further reduce their costs by eliminating all premiums and cost-sharing.

All of this is complicated. This year’s open enrollment toolkit focuses on sharing key details about the enrollment period and emphasizing the importance of learning your coverage options.

In this toolkit, you’ll find:

  • Key messages for open enrollment;
  • Quick links to Access Health CT;
  • 1-pagers about the 2022 open enrollment period and the new Covered Connecticut program;
  • Social media graphics for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; and
  • Sample social media posts

Questions about the 2022 toolkit? Please contact Stephanie Luczak, communications officer at StephanieL@cthealth.org.

Key Messages

  • Many people have experienced changes in their life and may not have health insurance. Access Health CT offers options for health insurance with free or low-cost coverage for those who qualify.
  • Covered Connecticut is a new option that Access Health CT offers. For those who qualify, there are $0 monthly costs and $0 out-of-pocket expenses.
  • This year’s open enrollment period is from November 1, 2021, to January 15, 2022. Free help is available through Access Health CT, including navigators and application counselors.
  • For many people, costs are lower now. Those who have considered coverage from Access Health CT in the past might be surprised by the current costs and would benefit from finding out their options.

Quick Enrollment Information

1-pagers

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This is a 1-pager with key details about the 2022 open enrollment period. | printer-friendly version

This is a 1-pager about a new health insurance option through Access Health CT called Covered Connecticut. | printer-friendly version

This is a screenshot of a Covered Connecticut 1-pager, which includes 3 blocks of text.

Shareable Graphics

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Facebook/Instagram

This is an image with a Black woman in a red shirt at her computer. The text reads "The time to sign up for health coverage is Nov. 1 to Jan. 15!"

This is a graphic on a gradient fuchsia background with an icon of medical documents and a shield with a red cross. The text reads "Do you need to renew or sign up for health insurance? Open enrollment begins November 1st and ends January 15th. There is a link to AccessHealthCT.com at the bottom of the graphic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a graphic on a gradient fuchsia background with an icon of medical documents and a shield with a red cross. The text reads "Do you need to renew or sign up for health insurance? Free help is available to everyone." There is a link to AccessHealthCT.com at the bottom of the graphic.   This is a graphic on a gradient fuchsia background with an icon of medical documents and a shield with a red cross. The text reads "Do you need to renew or sign up for health insurance? Free help is available to everyone." There is a link to AccessHealthCT.com at the bottom of the graphic.This is a graphic on a teal background that reads "Do you have everything you need to sign up for health coverage during open enrollment?" There is a list of all of the documents needed for open enrollment next to a checklist icon. There is a link to Access Health CT's open enrollment website. In the bottom left corner, there is an illustration of a Black woman with a thought bubble over her head with a checklist inside of it.   This is a graphic on a teal background that reads "Do you have everything you need to sign up for health coverage during open enrollment?" There is a list of all of the documents needed for open enrollment next to a checklist icon. There is a link to Access Health CT's open enrollment website. In the bottom left corner, there is an illustration of a Black woman with a thought bubble over her head with a checklist inside of it.

This is a graphic with text about Covered Connecticut, which offers free health insurance for those who qualify. There is a red, purple, and green icon with a woman and a stack of folders that reads insurance policy.   This is a graphic describing how to qualify for Covered Connecticut, which is currently available to parents and caregivers with a child under 19 who have certain incomes between $41,920 and $45,850.This is a graphic asking how to get help about health insurance that reads Access Health CT offers free help. There is a circular image of a woman helping a person enroll who is wearing a hat.   This is a graphic about the new Covered Connecticut program featuring a Black male adult wearing a green hat, gray shirt, and orange lanyard.

Twitter

This is an image with a Black woman in a red shirt at her computer. The text reads "The time to sign up for health coverage is Nov. 1 to Jan. 15!" This is a graphic on a gradient fuchsia background with an icon of medical documents and a shield with a red cross.

This is a graphic on a teal background that reads "Do you have everything you need to sign up for health coverage during open enrollment? Be sure to gather all of your important documents in advance. There is a link to Access Health CT's open enrollment website. In the bottom left corner, there is an illustration of a Black woman with a thought bubble over her head with a checklist inside of it.  This is a graphic on a teal background that reads "Do you have everything you need to sign up for health coverage during open enrollment?" There is a list of all of the documents needed for open enrollment next to a checklist icon. There is a link to Access Health CT's open enrollment website. In the bottom left corner, there is an illustration of a Black woman with a thought bubble over her head with a checklist inside of it.

 

This is a graphic with text about Covered Connecticut, which offers free health insurance for those who qualify. There is a red, purple, and green icon with a woman and a stack of folders that reads insurance policy.

This is a graphic describing how to qualify for Covered Connecticut, which is currently available to parents and caregivers with a child under 19 who have certain incomes between $41,920 and $45,850.

This is a graphic asking how to get help about health insurance that reads Access Health CT offers free help. There is a circular image of a woman helping a person enroll who is wearing a hat.This is a graphic about the new Covered Connecticut program featuring a Black male adult wearing a green hat, gray shirt, and orange lanyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Social Media Posts

Facebook 

  • This year has brought many changes to our lives. If you’ve lost health care coverage or changed jobs, make sure you check out your options for health insurance. Open enrollment runs from November 1st to January 15th! Visit AccessHealthCT.com for more information.  
  • Are you wondering what options exist for health insurance? Access Health CT offers many options for coverage, including the new Covered Connecticut program for those who are eligible. To learn more about your options, visit AccessHealthCT.com 
  • Did you know Access Health CT offers FREE help to explore your health insurance options and sign up? Live chat, call, email, or work with a community navigator. Check out all the ways to get help here: https://www.accesshealthct.com/get-help/  
  • This year, even more people can access financial assistance for health insurance thanks to federal and state dollars. Find out if you qualify here: https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/official/famInfo/loadFamilyInfo  
  • Having health insurance is an important part of staying healthy and getting the care you need. If you need to sign up for health coverage or renew your existing insurance, the time is now! Access Health CT’s open enrollment starts November 1st and ends January 15th, 2022. Make sure you’re covered here: https://www.accesshealthct.com/annual-open-enrollment/  
  • Project Access-New Haven (PA-CT) has free enrollment navigators to help you understand your health insurance options and support you in signing up. Call (203) 773-0838 or visit the link below to learn more: https://www.accesshealthct.com/project-access-new-haven-pa-nh-navigator/  
  • Community Renewal Team (CRT) has free navigators to help understand health insurance plans and support you during enrollment. Call (860) 310-6309 or visit the link below to learn more: https://www.accesshealthct.com/community-renewal-team-crt-navigator/ 

Twitter