Open enrollment begins today. Here’s what you need to know

Open enrollment for 2020 health plans on Connecticut’s insurance exchange is now underway. It’s the seventh enrollment period for the state’s marketplace, and despite a recent drop in the number of uninsured people, health officials are still trying to reach the nearly 187,000 residents who lack coverage.

Employees at Access Health CT, Connecticut’s exchange, have planned a series of fairs, community meetings and other strategies for getting the word out and fielding questions about the enrollment process. Hartford residents may have seen Access Health representatives in their neighborhoods last month, knocking on doors and talking to people about their options. The workers also will visit Bridgeport, Fairfield and Norwalk in the coming weeks.

Customers have 45 days to sign up for plans. Here are some common questions about open enrollment:

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