Sen. urges residents to attend hearings on proposed insurance rate hikes

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Soon you will have the chance to speak out against some proposed insurance rate hikes that Anthem, ConnectiCare and Aetna are asking for.

The Connecticut Insurance Department will hold three public hearings at its building on Market Street in Hartford:

Wednesday, August 3, 9 a.m. – Anthem

Thursday, August 4, 9 a.m. – ConnectiCare

Thursday, August 4, 1 p.m. – Aetna

Anthem is seeking an average 26.8 percent increase for the 56,700 people covered under individual plans in the state. It is also seeking an average 14.3 percent increase for the 42,200 people it covers in its “small group” plan for employers with 50 or fewer employees.

ConnectiCare is seeking an average 14.3 percent rate increase on the 47,595 people it covers in the state under individual plans.

The hearings will be held at the Connecticut Insurance Department, 153 Market Street, Hartford, in the 7th Floor Hearing Room.

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