Sunday, June 16, 2024

Small Businesses now able to sign up for Access Health


by State Representative Phil Young (D)
120th District

Dear Neighbor,

From now until December 15th, small businesses in Connecticut can obtain group health insurance regardless of the number of employees who enroll thanks to Access Health CT’s Employee Participation Waiver Period. Any local small business with 50 employees or less that is not currently enrolled through Access Health CT Small Business can participate.

By waiving the minimum number of employees typically required to enroll in a small group health insurance plan, Access Health CT is offering some relief for local small businesses, particularly those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and peace of mind for their employees.

From furloughing employees to laying off non-essential staff, many small businesses in our community were forced to make tough decisions to offset the economic impact of the pandemic and may no longer qualify for the group health insurance plans outside of the waiver period because they don’t have enough employees who elect to participate. The Employment Participation Waiver Period can provide some relief for small businesses that may be struggling to provide healthcare coverage to their employees.

To learn more about how to make health insurance possible for your small business employees, visit


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