Sunday, June 16, 2024

Letter to the Editor: Sen. Kelly


State Senator Kevin Kelly
Senate Republican Leader
Representing the 21st Senatorial District which includes the towns of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford

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.

It’s infuriating to see rate increases like this at the same time Connecticut’s Democratic leaders continue to block reforms that will reduce health insurance premiums for all families by an average of 25% – 30% and rein in out of control growth of health industry cost drivers.

Connecticut families deserve better.

The public will have an opportunity to speak out about these rate increases. Details on how to testify are below.

Weigh in Now. Testimony can be submitted via email, Include your name and town.
Feel free to send me a copy of your testimony at

Testify in Person
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.

Additional Information
View the proposed rate increases here:
More details here:


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