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Health Literacy: Affordable Care Act

Information and resources for librarians on Health Literacy topics.

ACA Enrollment Period

The open enrollment period for most ACA insurance plans runs from November 1 through January 31. However, if you qualify for Connecticut's Husky Health program (Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program), you can enroll year-round.

Affordable Care Act Resources

Access Health CT is the health insurance marketplace developed by the State of Connecticut to satisfy the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. It's the only place in Connecticut where you can shop for quality, affordable health plans and see if you also qualify for help to pay for the cost of health care coverage. The site's mission is to increase the number of Connecticut residents who are insured, lower their costs, promote health and eliminate health disparities. Access Health CT will operate at no cost to the state or its taxpayers. For free assistance, call 855-909-2428 or visit and click on "Get Help." Free, in-person help is sometimes available in Danbury, East Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwich, Stamford and Waterbury. FAQs on eligibility, affordability, tax penalties, coverage, enrollment, and after enrollment, are available at is the official site for the Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. Learn how the health care law affects you, and see your health insurance choices. See their Other Language Resources page for ACA and insurance information in several languages.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides detailed information on the ACA for librarians.

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