Dental, transportation benefits now also available to adults without children through Covered Connecticut program

Access Health CT announced Tuesday new eligibility requirements for the Covered Connecticut Program that as of July 1, 2022, the program provides dental coverage and non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) benefits. 
The program is available to eligible Connecticut residents at no cost, created and funded by the State of Connecticut and administered by the Department of Social Services.
The program launched July 1, 2021, to provide health insurance at no cost to parents and caretaker relatives who meet all eligibility requirements and is now available to Connecticut residents without children who also satisfy all eligibility criteria.
Customers can enroll in the program at any time they meet eligibility requirements. Coverage starts on the first of the month following enrollment.
"We encourage people to visit to see if they qualify for the Covered Connecticut Program," said Chief Executive Officer of AHCT, James Michel. "And residents who do qualify do not have to wait until Open Enrollment to apply – they can do it today."
To qualify, Connecticut residents must have a household income up to and including 175% of the Federal Poverty Level and not qualify for HUSKY Health/Medicaid because of income; be eligible for financial help including Advance Premium Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing Reductions and use 100% of the financial help available to them. They must also be enrolled in a Silver-level health insurance plan.