Connecticut liability insurance makes coverage more expensive for drivers

Connecticut liability insurance

Auto policy premiums rose by an average of 4.1 percent for drivers in the state last year. Connecticut liability insurance is making coverage more expensive for drivers throughout the state, according to data from the Insurance Department. In fact, it is also sending homeowners insurance rates higher, though not by as much. Last year, homeowners insurance rates increased by an average of 2.4 percent in Connecticut. Drivers saw a 4.1 percent rise in their premiums because of the Connecticut liability insurance regulations. The Connecticut Insurance Department is responsible for an…

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Connecticut officials are warning consumers of health insurance scams

Connecticut health Insurance

Insurance Department tells consumers to beware of phone scams The Connecticut Insurance Department is warning consumers to beware of phone scams from those claiming to represent health insurance organizations. These scams have become fairly common during the open enrollment season for insurance exchanges. During these times, many consumers are either looking for new policies or to renew their current health insurance policies that they acquired through exchanges. These consumers are being targeted by scams that seek to profit during the open enrollment period. Phone scams are seeking to exploit consumers…

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State agency modifies health insurance rate increase proposals

Connecticut health Insurance

Connecticut Insurance Department modifies some proposals, rejects others The Connecticut Insurance Department has modified rate proposals from health insurance companies for policies that will offer coverage in 2015. The agency has modified rate proposals from some of the state’s largest insurers, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Some rate proposals were rejected, while insurers were required by the agency to change their proposals in order to reduce the financial pressure that consumers experience from the coverage. Some of the rate proposals that the agency has modified have to do with policies that…

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Connecticut regulators deny rate proposals from two health insurance companies

Connecticut health Insurance

Regulators deny insurers the ability to raise rates on 2015 policies The Connecticut Insurance Department has denied rate increase proposals from two insurance companies that had sought approval to raise premiums by at least 12% in 2015. One of the companies seeking an increase in premiums was Anthem Blue Cross, which had wanted approval to increase its rates by an average of 12.5%. State regulators have deemed this request “excessive” and denied the proposal, requiring the insurer to submit a new rate proposal for policies it plans to sell in…

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Regulators announce health insurance rates for Connecticut exchange

Connecticut health Insurance

Health insurance rates announced for plans sold through exchange The Connecticut Insurance Department has announced the approval for individual and small group health insurance rates for plans that will be sold through the state’s insurance exchange program. The state is set to manage its own health insurance exchange, opting to do so in order to ensure that the exchange provides the best service to consumers it possibly can. The state’s exchange, called Access Health CT, will begin open enrollment in October of this year before the policies sold through the…

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Connecticut laws provide insurance regulators with more authority

Connecticut health Insurance

Two laws win the favor of state’s Insurance Commissioner Two new laws have successfully passed the Connecticut Legislature, winning praise from the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Thomas Leonardi. Two legislations, which were signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy this week, aim to bring more oversight to global insurance companies that operate in the U.S. and overseas. The laws are also meant to make Connecticut a more attractive venue for international reinsurance companies who wish to do business in the U.S. Commissioner Leonardi believes that the new laws signal major progress…

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Connecticut Insurance Department teams with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority to protect consumers

The Connecticut Insurance Department has entered into a new agreement with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in order to better supervise an insurance organization that does business in both Germany and the U.S. The agreement is the second between the two entities in the past three months. Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi believes that ensuring the financial stability of insurance companies is vastly important to the protection of consumers. Regulation, according to Leonardi, is the best way to keep insurers from making costly decisions that could compromise the economy. As…

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