Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh provided results on Monday from the exchange’s fifth open enrollment period.
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More than 114,000 people signed up for coverage. That’s a 2.3% hike compared to last year.
“Ultimately…what it will do is for higher-cost individuals, the law of averages kick in and they mesh those together and ultimately it will bring down the cost of healthcare,” explained Wadleigh.
12% are new customers and 24% of enrollees are between the ages of 18 and 34. This is an age group that Access Health CT has been targeting.
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During the seven week enrollment period, Access Health CT’s website had more than 220,000 visits.