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Other programs may focus on weight loss or controlling high blood pressure, "but we feel that you have to look at the whole person – their physical, psychological and social health," says WellSpark President Roberta Wachtelhausen.
Aetna, which had requested an 18.9% increase, instead received no increase at all.
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.
While it may seem a given that an insurance company should be ready for any and every eventuality, ConnectiCare President Eric Galvin freely admits that COVID-19 has represented a very large exception.
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,
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.
The initiative was started by T.J. Clynch, founder of Hartford consultancy Civic Mind, in 2011.
Anthem and ConnectiCare have proposed rate increases of 15.2% and 4.9%, respectively, for individual health plans.
An insurance company looking to reduce customer costs may seem like an oxymoron, but that is what ConnectiCare, in conjunction with Saint Francis Healthcare Partners and other industry participants, is doing.
“There was a huge amount of confusion and misinformation out there" this year, according to AHCT Director of Marketing Andrea Ravitz.
As for ongoing concerns about the possibility of major reforms to, or repeal of, the Affordable Care Act, new CEO James Michel dismissed it as “background noise."