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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."
The department ruled that the average increase for individual plans is 2.72 percent, down from the average request of about 12 percent.
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.
The proposed average individual rate increase request is 12.3 percent, while the proposed average small group rate increase is 10.22 percent.
Opening new offices in the county, and marketing its Connecticut employee health enhancement program nationwide, are just some of the insurer's latest activities.