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  • Some New State Insurance Consumers Awaiting ID Cards

    HARTFORD — Connecticut's Department of Insurance says it is receiving calls from consumers who signed up for coverage on the state’s insurance marketplace but have not yet received a bill or identification card.

    Department spokeswoman Donna Tommelleo says the agency’s consumer affairs unit experienced greater than average call volume on Thursday, primarily from people who signed up for health insurance that was supposed to take effect January 1.

  • Access Health CT Gets First Obamacare Enrollment Amid Website Woes

    The website has been spotty, but Access Health CT, the state’s new health insurance marketplace created by the federal health reform law, enrolled its first member shortly before 9:30 Tuesday morning.

    CEO Kevin Counihan was an in-studio guest on WNPR’s Where We Live when the Access Health site was slated to launch. After hearing reports that people had been unable to access it, Counihan got a text message and scribbled “We’re live” on a piece of paper.

  • Esty To Hold Small Business Affordable Care Act Workshop, Tuesday In Danbury

    DANBURY — Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will be holding a second constituent service workshop to inform small businesses about the benefits the Affordable Care Act offers them and their employees on Tuesday evening.

    Representatives from Access Health CT, the US Department of Labor, and the US Small Business Administration along with Congresswoman Esty and members of her staff will be available to answer questions and provide information to help small business owners purchase affordable health insurance.