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.
Officials from Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, are urging their customers, especially those who qualify to be automatically re-enrolled in 2019, to explore their options for next year using a new online tool and other resources available through the exchange.
The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved CVS Health Corp’s $69 billion merger with Hartford-based Aetna Inc.
The approval is contingent on Aetna completing the sale of its standalone Medicare Part D prescription plan business.
The Connecticut Insurance Department now has 30 days to decide whether to approve CVS Health Corp.’s acquisition of Hartford-based Aetna Inc. – a merger the companies say will drive down health care costs and opponents portray as anti-competitive and harmful to patients.