Costs will rise by an average of 9.4% next year. Lawmakers say they will introduce a bill next session to overhaul CT’s rate review process.
The public can comment on Connecticut insurers’ proposed individual health plan cost increases, which average 20.4%, at the Hartford meeting.
The steep rate increase requests stunned advocates, who fear people will not be able to afford health insurance if they are approved.
With the pandemic still lingering, Access Health CT is trying to reach the state’s uninsured population.
Consumers will see higher rates in many health insurance plans, though not as high as insurance companies had sought.
Advocates urged the insurance department to reject proposed increases in health insurance rates for plans set to begin next year.
The proposed average rate increase for individual health plans next year is 8.6%, compared to 6.3% in 2021.
Many residents who didn’t previously qualify for premium tax credits will be eligible starting in May.
A bill would prohibit anyone licensed by the state’s insurance department from conducting business with a health care sharing ministry.
Democrats have made health care a key issue, pointing to the pandemic and the fate of the federal health law.
Officials with the state’s health insurance exchange are moving enrollment fairs, community discussions online.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is part of a working group exploring health care reforms for 2020. He was late to the debate in the last session.
The dramatically expanded proposal would establish a state-sponsored plan for individuals and small businesses that don’t have employer-subsidized coverage.
The legislation would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
The proposals would extend state health benefits to small businesses and nonprofits, and explore a public option for individuals.