The federal government now says that people who renewed their health plans late last year to avoid having to buy new plans that comply with the federal health law can keep them for an extra two years — but only if their states allow it.
Connecticut Insurance Department
Anthem extends payment deadline for new members
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has extended the payment deadline for customers beginning coverage in February and will continue to provide customer service to people who visit the company’s Wallingford headquarters through the end of the month.
Anthem making progress, but some customers still waiting
After nearly a month of customer frustration and scrutiny from state regulators, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has made progress in getting health care coverage set up for its January customers, according to state officials.
In UnitedHealthcare doctor cuts, some see larger trend
UnitedHealthcare sparked an intense backlash last fall when it notified more than 2,000 Connecticut doctors that they would be dropped from its Medicare Advantage network. Many people in health care believe that what UnitedHealthcare is trying to do — cover fewer doctors and other health care providers — is likely to become increasingly common in Connecticut. And to some doctors, the fight against UnitedHealthcare’s network changes is in part about pushing back against the larger trend.
Connecticut regulators losing patience with Anthem coverage delays
David Gilbert says he sent his $825 check to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in early December. It was supposed to ensure that the Voluntown man would have health insurance by the start of this year. But two weeks into 2014, Gilbert, 63, is still waiting for proof that he has insurance.
Obamacare insurance rates get final approval
The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved prices for health plans to be sold through Access Health CT, the new marketplace created by federal health reform.
A glimpse at Obamacare insurance rates and assumptions behind them
You’ll still have to wait a bit to find out exactly what it will cost to buy a health plan through the state’s new insurance marketplace, known as Access Health CT. But on Tuesday, actuaries consulting for the marketplace’s board gave their take on the proposed premiums.
Advocates ask HHS to intervene in exchange board composition
A small business owner and critic of the state’s health insurance exchange board has asked a top federal health official to intervene and urge Connecticut leaders to change the board’s composition.
Coalition calls for Sullivan’s ouster over insurance rate rulings
A coalition that includes labor unions and community groups called for the removal of state insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan Monday, saying he “consistently rubber stamps rate increases for individual health insurance policies.”
Federal official blasts state Insurance Department over Anthem rate hikes
A federal official in charge of insurance oversight on Monday blasted the Connecticut Insurance Department for approving “extremely large” premium increases for the insurer Anthem, and called on the department to hold a hearing on the changes.