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Health insurance brokers set to exit exchange if commissions go

Mary Jennings, a Westport health insurance broker, testifies during a public hearing on ConnectiCare's proposed rate increases Thursday.

As state regulators consider rate proposals for next year, both of the carriers set to remain on the exchange – Anthem and ConnectiCare – could eliminate their commissions for brokers in 2017, creating uncertainty as brokers and customers plan for the coming year. Many brokers have indicated they will leave the exchange if they will not receive sufficient compensation. Continue Reading →

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Health insurers face outcry over requests for sharply higher rates

Lynne Ide, director of program and policy for the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, argues against the proposed health insurance rate hikes.

After proposing sharp rate increases for next year’s health insurance plans for individuals and small groups, a trio of insurers faced a barrage of criticism from elected officials and the public during a series of hearings Wednesday and Thursday. Continue Reading →

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