Health Insurance Assistance


The following is a list of organizations that can help individuals with brain injuries and their families learn more about the health insurance options available to them. A link to each organization’s web site is included where available.

Access Health CT is Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace.
Phone: 1.855.805.4325

General Medicare information is available by ordering Medicare booklets that explain Medicare health plans.
Phone:  1.800.633.4227

Husky Health Connecticut assists with the healthcare needs of uninsured children and youth, parents and individuals with disabilities.

PCMH Plus (PCMH+) is Connecticut Medicaid/HUSKY’s newest experiment to change the way the state pays for health care. 200,000 HUSKY members were enrolled into PCMH Plus during the spring of 2018. Eventually, the state’s plan is to have every Medicaid and HUSKY member in the program. PCMH Plus is a “shared savings” model of payment. Under PCMH Plus, if your health providers are able to reduce the costs of your care, their health system gets half the savings. Shared savings is new and hasn’t been very effective in other states.  Do I have to be in the program? No, you have the right to opt-out. Over a thousand people opted-out of PCMH Plus in the first round. To learn more about the program and how you can opt-out if you choose, go to PCMHPlusFacts.org or call 203-427-8242. 
 

C.H.O.I.C.E.S Program
The CHOICES Program (CT's Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, and Eligibility Screening) provides free information about medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and benefits screening, etc...Also known as SHIP.  State Health Insurance Assistance Program.
Phone:  1.800.994.9422

SSA -- Social Security Administration
SSA provide information about changing address, Medicare Part A or Part B, lost Medicare cards, and Social Security disability benefits.
Phone:  1.800.772.1213

SSDRC -- The Social Security and Disability Resource Center
The Social Security Disability Resource Center provides information on federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under Title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under Title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as Medicare. The SSDRC is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration's disability determination services (DDS), as well as a former caseworker with a background in many federal assistance programs, including Medicaid for Disabled Adults.