Insurance benefits that were available only to man-woman married couples are now open to same-sex couples as a result of Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
The state Insurance Department approved an insurance license for HealthyCT, allowing the new nonprofit to sell health plans in Connecticut, the nonprofit and department said Tuesday.
When health insurance is sold on a new online exchange later this year, more than 233,000 Connecticut residents will be eligible for federal subsidies to offset the price of their premiums, according to a new report Tuesday by Families USA.
Nine health insurers intend to offer either medical insurance or dental coverage on a state health exchange that will operate as an online marketplace for insurance next fall.
The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange had a deadline Friday for insurers to write a letter saying they intend to offer health or dental coverage when the open enrollment starts in October.
Cigna Corp. and its partner in China announced Monday that the joint venture has one million policies in China.
Cigna and CMC Life Insurance Co. Ltd., an affiliate of China Merchants Group, started their joint venture in 2003. Cigna brings insurance experience to the deal. CMC brings retail experience and brand recognition as well as an understanding of customers in China.