Hearing on Health Insurance Increase Request

Posted on August 15, 2023

Hartford — An informational public meeting is being held later this month on 10 rate filings from 9 health insurers for 2024 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, in Hartford, and online at CT-N.

The insurers are seeking an average hike of 12.4% on individual health plans next year and 14.8% on small group plans.

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DEEP To Hold Hearings on Proposed Electric Vehicle Registrations

Posted on August 10, 2023

Hartford — The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting written comments on two proposed regulations, one that would ban the sales of new gas-powered passenger cars (beginning in 2035) and another that would gradually prohibit the sale of new gas-powered trucks that are used to ship goods and provide essential services.

A Public Hearing for passenger vehicles (PR 2023-023) will take place on August 22, 2023 at 9:00 am.

Hearing Link: https://ctdeep.zoom.us/j/81807291329

CT Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Activated

Posted on July 25, 2023

Temperatures over the next several days are expected to be very hot and humid. Governor Lamont is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be activated and in effect through 8am on Sunday, July 30.

While enacted, a system is set up for state agencies, municipalities, and other partners to coordinate with United Way 2-1-1 to make sure that information regarding cooling centers is available statewide, providing a location to get some relief.

Cooling centers are opening statewide. Anyone