On Monday, U.S. Congressman John Larson hosted a press conference at CRT’s assisted-living facility in Hartford, The Retreat, to announce subsidies made possible by the American Rescue Plan to lower premiums for Connecticut households enrolled in Access Health CT Plans.

As a result of the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated that 34,000 households will be enrolled in plans that are nearly $0 per month. Connecticut residents can find quality health plans with lower costs than ever before through Access Health CT thanks to the American Rescue Plan.

Access Health CT will open up a special enrollment period May 1 for anyone who wants to purchase health insurance.

“Once the American Rescue Plan is implemented, it will go to over 50% of our customers will pay zero premium or near zero premium,” Access Health CT CEO James Michel said.

That means about 50,000 people won’t be making any monthly premium payments to have health insurance.

Through the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated at least an additional $85 million dollars annually will become available to help make insurance affordable for CT residents for plan years 2021 and 2022.

More information is available from NBC Connecticut:

Some Connecticut Residents To See 2-Year Break On Health Insurance Premiums.

If you need help signing up for health insurance in Connecticut, check out CRT’s health insurance navigator.

Access Health CT has extended the 2021 annual Open Enrollment period amid the Coronavirus pandemic until January 15, 2021, providing more time for Connecticut residents to get covered in the New Year. If you sign up for health insurance through Access Health CT by Jan. 15 your coverage will begin on February 1, 2021.

Learn more in this report from Christine Stuart from NBC Connecticut.


CRT is proud to partner with Access Health CT to help people with open enrollment for health insurance coverage in Connecticut. People can sign up now through December 15 and coverage begins January 1, 2021. CRT can help you sign up today!

Find out more in this report on Fox 61 News.

Now is the time for you and your family to enroll (or renew) in a Qualified Health Plan!

If you need help, contact CRT and our Access Health Navigator or call Access Health CT at 855-805-4325.

Need health insurance coverage for you or your family?

You can start browsing available plans today with Access Health CT, and CRT also has a Navigator who can aid with enrollment.

Get complete details in this article from CT News Junkie, which includes details about CRT’s Navigator service.


CRT is proud to be working with Access Health CT as a Navigator helping people find and sign up for quality health insurance coverage here in Connecticut!

Learn more in this short video:

Get more information about the program and how to sign up for health insurance on our Navigator page.


Join Access Health CT (AHCT) for a Healthy Chat to learn about the American Rescue Plan, plan options, financial help and tips to stay covered!

After attending one of the AHCT Healthy Chat, you will know more about:

  • Access Health CT – the official health insurance marketplace, and the free help available to you
  • The upcoming American Rescue Plan – starting May 1st
  • Financial help, low cost & free coverage available to those who qualify
  • Comparing plans and choosing the one that is best for your needs

Sign up now

Healthy Chat will be held via Zoom. Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00pm [SPANISH ONLY]
  • Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00pm [SPANISH ONLY]
  • Tuesday, May 25th at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 26th at 6:00pm [SPANISH ONLY]
  • Tuesday, June 1st at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm [SPANISH ONLY]
  • Tuesday, June 8th at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 9th at 6:00pm [SPANISH ONLY]
  • Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00pm [SPANISH ONLY]

Register now for an upcoming session.

Note: This event is informational-only. No enrollments will be processed. Please check in regularly as additional dates may be posted.

If you need assistance signing up for Health Insurance in Connecticut, please connect with CRT’s Health Navigator.