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July 2016

Friday July 29, 2016 (Thanks to WPKN volunteers Gretchen Swanson and Mike Merli.) In tonight’s news: Connecticut Insurance Department to hold public hearings on rate hikes; new Sandy Hook Elementary School will officially open this month; Southampton launches three-pronged energy program; and, The State of New York withholds attendance records. ------------------------------------------
Connecticut residents will get a chance next week to tell Insurance Department regulators what they think about the average double-digit rate increases being proposed by three health insurance companies. The largest insurance company in the state, Anthem Health Plans, has asked for an average 26.8% increase for individual health insurance plans marketed both on and off the state’s health insurance exchange. Anthem covers 56,700 people under their plans in Connecticut.
The public will have a chance at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd to voice their concerns about Anthem’s proposal. At 9 a.m. Thursday, August…