Be Heard – Take Charge of Your Health Insurance

Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 31st

Connecticut Insurance Department

The Connecticut Insurance Department has announced proposed health insurance rate hikes for 2022 filed by Aetna, Anthem Health Plans, ConnectiCare Benefits Inc., Cigna Health and Life, Harvard Pilgrim and United Healthcare/Oxford for the 2022 plan year.

The rate increases range from 5.1 percent to 12.3 percent in the individual market and from 7.4 percent to 15.8 percent in the small group market.  Any changes would apply to individual and small group health plans on and off the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, Access Health CT. Those plans currently cover about 222,700 people.

This is the second time the state Insurance Department has had to review and rule on insurance rate filings during the ongoing pandemic.

Public Hearing:
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.

In-Person:

Insurance Department
153 Market Street, 7th Floor
Hartford

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:

cid.RateFilings@ct.gov

Include 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.

Insurance Information:  On Exchange

Individual

 

COMPANY AVERAGE REQUEST RANGE APPROVED AVG. APPROVED AVG. RANGE COVERED LIVES
Anthem Health Plans* 12.3% 6.1 to 22.6% Under Review Under Review 28,071
CTCare Benefits Inc. 7.4% 1.1 to 16.8% Under Review Under Review 81,852
ConnectiCare Insurance Company, Inc. N/A**        

*Anthem participates both on and off exchange. Rates are the same for both.

**ConnectiCare Insurance Company, Inc. begins participation on the exchange effective 1/1/2022

Small Group

For employers with 50 or fewer workers

 

COMPANY AVERAGE REQUEST RANGE APPROVED AVG. APPROVED AVG. RANGE COVERED LIVES
Anthem Health Plans* 11.5% 4.5 to 23.5% Under Review Under Review 25,529
CTCare Benefits Inc. 13.6% 7.6 to 18.5% Under Review Under Review 1,786

 

*Anthem participates both on and off exchange. Rates are same for both.

 

OFF EXCHANGE PLANS

Individual

 

COMPANY AVERAGE REQUEST RANGE APPROVED AVG. APPROVED AVG. RANGE COVERED LIVES
CTCare Inc. 10.9% 8.8 to 18.7% Under Review Under Review 3,053
CTCare Insurance Co. 5.1% 2.8 to 6.5% Under Review Under Review 3,096

 

Small Group

For employers with 50 or fewer workers

 

COMPANY AVERAGE REQUEST RANGE APPROVED AVG. APPROVED AVG. RANGE COVERED LIVES
Aetna Life Insurance Company 14.1% 14.1% Under Review Under Review 149
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company N/A***        
CTCare Inc. 11.6% 8.0 to 14.9% Under Review Under Review 295
CTCare Insurance Co. 7.4% 4.8 to 10.5% Under Review Under Review 17,904
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. 14.5% 13.4 to 15.5% Under Review Under Review 4,413
HPHC Insurance Company, Inc. 13.1% 12.0 to 14.1% Under Review Under Review 4,458
Oxford Health Plans (CT), Inc. 15.6% 12.7 to 23.6% Under Review Under Review 3,393
Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. 15.8% 9.4 to 22.2% Under Review Under Review 47,025
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. 14.3% 11.2 to 19.7% Under Review Under Review 1,706

***Cigna entered the small group market effective 7/1/2021

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