Connecticut liability insurance makes coverage more expensive for drivers

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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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Connecticut aims to put price optimization to rest among homeowners insurance companies

Connecticut liability insurance

Homeowners insurance sector is attracting controversy due to the use of price optimization The Connecticut Department of Insurance has begun warning insurance companies against using a controversial pricing method that relies heavily on consumer buying habits. The insurance industry is meant to use actuarial or risk-based principles to price the coverage being provided, but many insurers have been found to be using price optimization, which could be placing consumers under a great degree of financial stress. Such practices have been found in various sectors of the insurance industry and more…

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Insurance industry praises proposed change to Connecticut tax plan

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Revised tax plan could reduce financial strain on insurance companies Insurance companies in Connecticut are praising a proposed tax change that could result in some financial breathing room. Governor Dannel Malloy and several other lawmakers have proposed a significant change to a tax plan that would have placed the insurance industry under greater financial pressure. The tax plan does not target the industry specifically, but it would have an impact on insurers as the tax plan has to do with data processing. Original tax plan had called for an increase…

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Connecticut families could lose their health insurance coverage

Connecticut health Insurance

Proposed budgets makes cuts to the state’s Medicaid program Proposed cuts to Connecticut’s Medicaid program could mean that many people will lose their health insurance coverage. Governor Dannel Malloy has proposed the state’s budget for 2016-2017, which includes changes to Medicaid’s eligibility. The changes would specifically affect the state’s HUSKY A insurance plan, which covers approximately 34,000 people throughout the state. According to an analysis from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the proposed changes would cause many people to drop their health insurance coverage. Families may lose their Medicaid eligibility due…

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Homeowners insurance in Connecticut may be banned from dog discrimination

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A lawmaker is seeking to make it illegal for insurers to inquire about the breed of a policyholder’s dog. A Connecticut lawmaker is now moving forward in an effort to ban homeowners insurance companies from being able to ask about or discriminate against the breed of a policyholder’s dog, when they are issuing coverage within that state. Republican Rep. Brenda Kupchick is trying to make it easier for certain dog owners to obtain coverage. Kupchick, of Fairfiel, Connecticut, has stated that her constituents have found it challenging to the point…

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Insurance news reveals that Connecticut is losing its industry share

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A new analysis has shown that employment recovery has been occurring nationally, but is declining in the state. The results of a recent analysis making insurance news have shown that while the industry is showing employment improvements across the country, Connecticut’s own share has been on its way down. Jobs within the life insurance sector of the industry have been plummeting in the state for 5 years. Traditionally in Connecticut employment market, the financial and insurance sectors have played very important roles. In fact, Hartford is often the center of…

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