Access Health CT Small Business Announces 2019 Enrollment Growth

Double-digit enrollment growth results, increased broker engagement, and big jump in stand-alone dental coverage
2019 group health insurance grew in excess of 20 percent year over year
  • 89 percent of group health insurance plans selected with the help of broker engagement; 10 percent were from new broker relationships
  • The membership for Stand-Alone Dental Plans doubled year over year

Access Health CT (AHCT) Small Business reports a 2019 growth rate in excess of 20 percent. Broker engagements within the small group community contributed to driving these results (89 percent of plans selected were chosen with the help of a broker). Of the 89 percent, 10 percent were completed with new broker relationships. In addition, AHCT has seen their Stand-Alone Dental Plan membership nearly double compared to last year.

"This has been a pivotal year for Access Health CT Small Business,” said Small Business and Product Development Director, John Carbone, “and we will carry this momentum with us as we grow. We will continue to optimize our business plan, increase our outreach and presence within the communities we serve, and communicate opportunities that make coverage possible for Connecticut’s workforce.”

This success comes the same year Access Health CT Small Business made several strategic shifts within the business unit, including the appointment of Small Business and Product Development Director, John Carbone, the development of a new business plan to drive growth, a targeted marketing and communications effort, and the addition of new support staff to assist brokers and small business owners in communities around the state.

It is important for small business owners and brokers to be aware of the benefits offered by Access Health CT Small Business, which include having among the lowest cost group health plans in the marketplace, flexibility to start coverage any month, a variety of plan options with different insurance carriers, a choice of health and dental plans, and prescription drug coverage included in all plans.

“At Access Health CT, our overarching mission is to reduce the rate of the uninsured,” said James Michel, Chief Executive Officer of Access Health CT. “It guides everything we do. John and his team are helping us to achieve our mission, one small business at a time and often one employee at a time.”

About Access Health CT

Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace established in 2011, is a place where individuals, families and businesses can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans from brand-name insurance companies. It is the only place where people could qualify for financial help to lower costs. AHCT supports health reform efforts at the state and national level and provides Connecticut residents with resources for better health, and an enhanced and more coordinated healthcare experience, resulting in healthier people, healthier communities and a healthier Connecticut. AHCT’s mission is to increase the number of insured residents in Connecticut, promote health, lower costs and eliminate health disparities. Connecticut residents and small business owners can compare and enroll in healthcare coverage and apply for tax credits for individuals through AHCT. AHCT (or the Marketplace) also partners with the Dept. of Social Services for eligibility and enrollment with state Medicaid Insurance and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. For more information about individual plans, visit For more information about small business plans, visit Like us on Facebookat and follow us on Twitter @AccessHealthCT.

Contact: Kathleen Tallarita,, 860.757.5339