December
2020
COMMUNITY CONNECTION
How to Prepare for Holiday Gatherings
Connecticut is a national leader in COVID-19 response efforts. With more holiday gatherings on the horizon, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) wants to remind everyone that we must continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands and avoid large gatherings.

To learn more about how you can stay safe and protect your friends and family members this holiday season, read the latest holiday gathering guidance from DPH HERE. The How Do I Prepare for Holiday Gatherings? Guide offers important information on current travel advisories, guest limits at gatherings and advice for students returning home from college.

Thank you for doing your part to keep your family, community and our state safe! For more information on Connecticut's COVID-19 response efforts visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus.
Text CTWARM to 898211 
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut's lower income households, specifically those households whose income falls at or below 60 percent of the state median income. 
 
To access energy assistance through CEAP you must make an appointment with the CEAP application site in your area. If you need help paying for your primary source of heat text CTWARM to 898211 to find a CEAP application site near you.
 
To learn more about the Connecticut Energy Assistance program download 211 CT's eLibrary paper
 
For more information on utility assistance check out 211ct.org's Utility Assistance Page
Operation Fuel, Inc. Winter Program
The Operation Fuel Winter Program is currently accepting applications. The program provides assistance of up to $500 for heating expenses for households in Connecticut with incomes at or below 75% of the State Median Income who are in crisis. To learn more about the Operation Fuel Winter Program and how to apply click HERETo locate an Operation Fuel intake site near you click HERE.

¿Necesita Ayuda Con Los Costos de Energía? Haga Clic Aquí

Operation Fuel is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to providing year-round help with energy costs for more than 40 years. Visit http://www.operationfuel.org to learn more about Operation Fuel.
Access Health CT Open Enrollment EXTENDED Until January 15th!
Access Health CT (AHCT) is Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace. AHCT offers Connecticut residents and employers a range of quality, affordable health and dental insurance options from several health insurance partners.

As a result of the current health crisis, Access Health CT has extended the 2021 Annual Open Enrollment period until January 15, 2021. If you choose a plan during the extension, your coverage will begin on February 1, 2021. Learn more about the extension HERE.

Click HERE to enroll today!

Access Health CT will continue to offer free enrollment help to all Connecticut residents during the extension.

Click HERE here to access free, virtual or in-person help from enrollment specialists and certified brokers. To learn more visit http://learn.accesshealthct.com.
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