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COVID-19 LATEST: Deaths top 100; CT to receive about $1.45 billion...

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.”

AHCT’s Small Business unit records double-digit enrollment growth

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.

Enrollment dips for Access Health CT

AHCT attributed the decline in part to the fact that more residents are receiving health insurance coverage through their employers.

Access Health warns of data breach affecting 1,100 customers

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.

Access Health CT increasing efforts to enroll small businesses

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.

Access Health CT extends open enrollment to Jan. 15

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.

ConnectiCare opens retail center in Norwalk, considering expanding Bridgeport presence

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.”

AHCT insurers’ proposed rate increases are ‘unaffordable,’ says Blumenthal

Anthem and ConnectiCare have proposed rate increases of 15.2% and 4.9%, respectively, for individual health plans.

Anthem, ConnectiCare recommit to Access Health CT

The two insurers – the only on the state’s health insurance exchange – are expected to submit their rate proposals for 2020 today.

Access Health CT happy with enrollment figures, but sees room for...

“There was a huge amount of confusion and misinformation out there" this year, according to AHCT Director of Marketing Andrea Ravitz.

Enrollment down, AHCT still touts open enrollment success

The total enrollees is 3,068 fewer than last year. Of those, 80,812 renewed their plans while 30,254 were new customers.

Former Access Health CT CEO Wadleigh pays fine for violating ethics...

Having resigned from AHCT in February, Jim Wadleigh violated the state Code of Ethics by accepting a position with Access Health vendor Softheon in October.

After Obamacare ruled unconstitutional, CT lawmakers and health care officials scramble

“We are committed to upholding the ACA and the support it provides to the residents of our state,” said AHCT CEO James Michel.

Access Health CT adds enrollment fair in Stamford

The Stamford event will take place at the UConn Stamford Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 – the last day of the open enrollment period for health insurance coverage in 2019.

Access Health CT underscoring insurance plan changes through mail campaign

“This year, more than ever, it pays to shop and compare," said AHCT CEO James Michel. "You may find cost savings or lower monthly payments with a different plan.”