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CT Children’s Back to School Kit / Insurance Rate Change Info

Posted on August 13, 2021


Dear Waterford and Montville Families,

I hope your summer has been relaxing and that you have been able to catch up with your friends and family. As August and summer start to quietly slip away, I would like to keep you up to date on a few important items.

Earlier this week, I sent an eblast regarding sales tax free week this coming Sunday, August 15-22, and now Connecticut Children’s is reminding people that the back-to-school transition can sometimes be an adjustment for families, especially this year given the ongoing pandemic.

To help families navigate the new school year, they just launched a Back to School Kit that includes:


Health Insurance Rate Filings for 2022  – Informational Meeting Open to the Public

Insurance rates are always a sensitive topic which is why I want you to know that rate change requests have been filed by many of the major insurers for the coming 2022 plan year. If you would like to learn more about the issue, or if you would like to send written comments, please note that an informational meeting is scheduled for August 31st.

The Connecticut Insurance Department seeks public comment at an informational public meeting on the rate proposals filed by Aetna, Anthem Health Plans, ConnectiCare Benefits Inc., Cigna Health and Life, Harvard Pilgrim and United Healthcare/Oxford for the 2022 plan year.

Rate filing information is available on the department website.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Viewing: The Department’s YouTube Channel will live stream the informational meeting being held at the Department’s offices

Location: The Insurance Department is located at 153 Market Street, 7th Floor, Hartford CT 06103. Parking is available at the Morgan Street Garage. The wearing of a mask is required to enter the office space and attend the meeting..

The public will have an opportunity to submit questions and/or provide comments specific to the rate filings. Anyone wishing to testify can sign up by sending an email to with your name and testimony attached no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, August 27, 2021. Testimony is limited to 3 minutes per person. Due to the number of filings and amount of material to be covered at the meeting, the Department may not get to every question from the public.