HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Local civic, nonprofit, faith-based, municipal organizations are being asked to help enroll Connecticut residents in health insurance plans as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.
The state’s health care exchange, known as Access Health CT, and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate announced that such groups can receive grants up to $6,000 to help with the outreach to the uninsured. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 24.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded Access Health CT a $2.1 million grant to support Connecticut’s so-called Assister Program, a key part of Access Health CT’s outreach efforts.
Assisters must be impartial. They cannot include health insurers, subsidiaries of health insurance companies or associations that include members of or lobby on behalf of the insurance industry.