Connecticut Insurance Department Announces Public Informational Meeting on August 15 for Health Insurance Rate request Filings

Posted on August 11, 2022

The Connecticut Insurance Department is asking for public comment during an August 15 informational public meeting on the health insurance proposals filed by CIGNA Health & Life, CTCare Inc., CTCare Benefits Inc., and the ConnectiCare Insurance Company, Inc. for 2023 plans both on and off Access Health CT, the state’s federal Affordable Care Act exchange.

The public informational meeting will be held in a hybrid format, both in person at the Legislative Office Building, Hartford, and online. The

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Rep. Harrison Achieves Another Perfect 100% Legislative Voting Record

Posted on August 8, 2022

For the second straight year of her first term, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69, Bridgewater, Roxbury, Southbury, and Washington) recorded a perfect 100% attendance for voting in the 2022 legislative session.

Perfect voting attendance is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to Representative Harrison’s dedication to her community and the people of the 69th district.

According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s office for the 2022 session, Representative Harrison cast a vote

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CT Summer at the Museum

Posted on July 27, 2022

The popular “Connecticut Summer at the Museum” program has returned for the 2022 summer season, which enables Connecticut children to receive FREE ADMISSION at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.

Originally established in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. It is funded by money Connecticut received from the federal government under the American Rescue Plan Act

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Comment Period Open for Proposed Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on July 13, 2022

The Connecticut Insurance Department is considering substantial proposed rate increases for individual and small group (for employers with 50 or fewer workers) insurance markets. The average of the proposed rate increases is 20% which is well above what I consider reasonable, especially with inflation and high prices already taking too much money out of your wallet.

Nine health insurance providers covering approximately 206,000 people have filed for increases. The filings are for both the state-sponsored

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Connecticut Department of Agriculture Awards 33 Farms Transition Grants Totaling $515,953

Posted on July 8, 2022

Earlier this year, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture awarded funds to 33 projects from the Farm Transition Grant (FTG) program, including to Southbury’s Guardians Farm and Hidden Gem Orchard.

Overall, grants totaling $515,953 were awarded to strengthen the economic viability of Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives seeking to expand, diversify, and improve their existing operation.

Hidden Gem has the BEST apples!! I admit to being spoiled and cannot buy them from anywhere else,

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