Health insurance open enrollment period begins Tuesday

- FILE - The Access Health CT office in New Haven (WTNH)

(WTNH) – The health insurance open enrollment period begins on Tuesday, November 1st.

According to Access Health CT, nine out of 10 people who live in Connecticut have health care coverage.

If you want coverage to start on January 1, 2017, you must complete your renewal or new application by December 15, 2016.

You can look for a plan that suits the needs of you and your family by clicking here.

People who do not have coverage should be aware that there may be a tax penalty for not getting health care coverage.

The current enrollment period ends on January 31, 2017.

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