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CT approves smaller-than-proposed health insurance rate increases

The Connecticut Insurance Department said that as a result of its decisions, consumers are projected to save approximately $54 million.

CT medical society protests Anthem axing specialists from network

The Connecticut State Medical Society says it is concerned about how tens of thousands of Medicare Advantage patients could be affected.

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.

Connecticut Insurance Dept. slashes insurers’ rate hike requests

The department ruled that the average increase for individual plans is 2.72 percent, down from the average request of about 12 percent.

Public hearing set for Anthem, ConnectiCare’s proposed rate increases

In July, Anthem filed a request for a 9.1 percent average rate hike for next year; ConnectiCare is seeking a 13 percent average rate increase.

With future of Obamacare in doubt, insurers propose CT rate hikes...

The proposed average individual rate increase request is 12.3 percent, while the proposed average small group rate increase is 10.22 percent.

Connecticut’s total health insurance enrollment down in 2016

Anthem had Connecticut’s largest market share both in HMO enrollments and Indemnity enrollments by company.

Access Health CT extending open enrollment period

“It’s important to remember that there is still a tax penalty for not having coverage," said AHCT CEO Jim Wadleigh.

Anthem, ConnectiCare staying on health exchange

The news comes just one day after Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine L. Wade rejected the insurers' proposed revised premium rate increases.

CT Insurance Department rejects insurers’ rate increase proposals

Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine Wade has ordered Anthem and ConnectiCare to revise their rate filings again and resubmit them this week.

Deadline extended for insurers to remain on Access Health CT

“This extension gives Access Health CT and our customers a better understanding of what to expect and when,” AHCT CEO Jim Wadleigh said.

State asks Anthem and ConnectiCare to file new rates in face...

At issue is whether the federal government will discontinue cost-sharing reduction payments, which provide financial assistance for consumers via lower co-payments and deductibles.

Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh sounds alarm over exchange’s future

Wadleigh's concerns include continued attempts at repealing Obamacare, and the possible exit from the exchange of its two remaining insurers.

Connecticut agency sets public hearings on proposed health insurance rate hikes

The public can make their thoughts known at the hearings in Hartford, online or by mail.