‘My jaw hit the floor’: CT residents will have a chance to testify on insurance hikes

People will have the opportunity to consider the request of the insurance companies to increase the cost of private health plans next year by about 20.4%.

The Department of Insurance of the government has arranged for people to listen on Aug. 15 from 9 am. The hearing, which is usually held at government offices in the city of Hartford, will be held at the Legislative Office Building on Capitol Avenue in Hartford. The event was moved to accommodate what is expected to be a bigger than usual event.

The trial will have a hybrid format, with some people testifying in person while others testify. Insurance company representatives will have time to explain their expensive requests, and insurance department officials will ask questions.

Anyone interested in testifying can register by sending an email to cid.RateFilings@ct.gov with their name and transcript by noon on August 12.

Those who wish to testify in person can register at the Parliament House on the day of the hearing, starting at 8:30 in the morning.