Health insurance mandates make coverage expensive in Connecticut

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Connecticut health insurance mandates could make coverage expensive through exchange In Connecticut, the state’s health insurance exchange, called Access Health CT, is set to begin open enrollment on October 1 of this year, with coverage to go into effect on January 1, 2014. Like other health insurance exchanges throughout the country, Connecticut’s system has been the subject of some controversy, but not for the reason that similar programs have been scrutinized. Where much of the criticism concerning health insurance exchanges has to do with the cost and ability for these…

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Connecticut health insurance exchange begins seeking out consumers

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Health insurance exchange in Connecticut is now looking for the uninsured Connecticut is one among a hand full of states in the U.S. that has opted to build and operate its own health insurance exchange. The state leads the country is terms of actually insured peoples, but that is not stopping Connecticut from seeking out the uninsured wherever they may be. The state’s health insurance exchange, which was approved by legislators shortly after the passing of the Affordable Care Act, has already begun looking to enroll uninsured consumers, under the…

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Health insurance exchange in Connecticut is moving forward

Connecticut health Insurance

The healthcare reforms in the state are now well under way, making it one of the furthest along. Connecticut has been one of the states that is moving forward with its health insurance marketplace at the fastest race, allowing it to take one of the lead positions in preparing to enroll residents in October through the new online exchange. Though the state’s efforts are progressing well, it has learned that there are some challenges with being first. The team at the state’s health insurance exchange – a quasi-public marketplace –…

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Health insurance exchange in Connecticut gets some branding

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Connecticut officially names health insurance exchange Connecticut is one of the few states that is working to build its own health insurance exchange. The state will operate this exchange itself, rather than have that authority fall to the federal government. The exchange is meant to help address many of the health insurance issues that exist in Connecticut, namely people’s access to affordable coverage. This week, state officials announced that the exchange has been given an official name and will now be called Access Health CT. State-run exchange may be better…

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Connecticut moves forward with health insurance exchange

Connecticut health Insurance

Connecticut aims to have exchange operational ahead of deadline Connecticut is one of the few states in the U.S. that has made significant progress in establishing its own health insurance exchange. The state is keen to operate the exchange itself in the hopes of providing service to residents that is suited to the needs of the market. Though the state has made major progress over the past two years to build its own exchange program, the Legislature is now working to make the program a reality, hoping to beat the…

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Health insurance premiums to rise in state due to increasing medical costs

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Connecticut residents could be seeing increases in the double digits. Although the health insurance rates in Connecticut are on their way up, and the percentage by which they increase will likely be in the double digits, insurers are pointing out that it is not the Affordable Care Act that is behind this additional expense, but it is actually due to the rising cost of medical products and services. Insurers are seeing more expensive claims, which is driving coverage prices upward. One example of higher health insurance premiums will be for…

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Connecticut health insurance exchange board comes under fire for being unfriendly to consumers

Connecticut’s plans for a health insurance exchange have hit turbulent waters. The state, which has supported the concept of an exchange program thus far, has unveiled the remaining members that will be overseeing the exchange program. Consumer groups had held on to hope that pro-consumer individuals would be added to the group of overseers as none had been included in the previous appointments made by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier in the year. Now, however, consumer groups have voiced their opposition of the latest appointments, saying that consumer interests are not…

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