Paul Lombardo

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Do public hearings influence what health insurance costs?

Arleen and Marc Sandy Block testified at the public hearing on Anthem's proposed rate hike, saying their son's policy was already unaffordable.

A Fairfield County couple traveled to Hartford in June to urge regulators not to let their son’s insurer raise its rates. A month later, the insurance department rejected the company’s proposal. But what role did the public hearing have in that decision? Not much, according to the department. Continue Reading →

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Insurance department rejects Anthem rate hike, lowers others

This is a picture of Insurance Department hearing officer Paul Lombardo, who will issue a recommendation on Anthem's rate proposal.

The Connecticut Insurance Department rejected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s request to raise individual-market premiums by an average of 12.5 percent next year, deeming the proposal excessive and directing the carrier to submit new rate proposals for review. Continue Reading →

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