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In addition, AHCT customers who had already enrolled in a plan for 2021 now have the option to keep it or find a new plan.
So-called "Bidencare" and Connecticut lawmakers' consideration of adding a public option could benefit the state's uninsured, AHCT CEO James Michel says.
Anthem is seeking a 9.9% average increase in its individual policies, and a 9.5% rise in its small group policies. ConnectiCare is asking for an average increase of 5.5% for individuals but a 0.2% decrease in its small group policies.
The $2.5 billion in the state’s Budget Reserve Fund (also known as the Rainy Day Fund) puts Connecticut "in pretty good shape" through at least June 30, said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Obviously, this is the rainy day,” added Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Melissa McCaw. “We are well-positioned to weather this storm.”
ConnectiCare has announced that members can temporarily use telehealth for covered medical and mental health services at no cost through May 31. “We know our...
The new special enrollment period will run March 19-April 2. Connecticut residents must be lawfully present in the United States, and not incarcerated, to be eligible. The coverage for those who enroll during the special period will start on April 1; enrollment is being done by phone only,
According to the state health insurance exchange, the increase was driven mainly by broker engagements within the small business community, with 89% of plans selected were chosen with the help of a broker.
A list of proposals is intended "to stop quasi-publics from engaging in questionable behavior and mismanagement of taxpayers’ dollars," says Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano.
Several efforts to improve security are already in place, the organization said, with longer-term initiatives planned regarding system changes and more frequent IT security training to improve data protection and security awareness.
While Access Health covers about 110,000 persons in the individual market, earlier this year it reported that it covered just 400 small businesses, representing 1,382 people — less than 1% of Connecticut's small group market.
Customers who already signed up but wish to make a plan change during the extension period must still pay the January bill (premium) for the original plan.
The centers represent “taking our customer service one step further,” says ConnectiCare Director of Retail Operations Laurie Blier. “Meeting customers face-to-face, in person, gives people a better sense of connection.”
The Connecticut Insurance Department said that as a result of its decisions, consumers are projected to save approximately $54 million.
Anthem and ConnectiCare have proposed rate increases of 15.2% and 4.9%, respectively, for individual health plans.