October 20, 2015
On Oct. 9, 2015, the Connecticut Insurance Department published Bulletin HC-106 regarding rate filings for small employer plans. The bulletin is directed toward insurers, and states that the change to the definition of small group in CGS 38a-564, as amended by Section 17 of Public Act No. 15-247, will be postponed.
Conn. Gen. Stat. §38a-564 defines ‘small employer’ as up to 100 employees, but provides the Commissioner the ability to postpone implementation of that definition. In order to be consistent with federal law as a result of passage of the PACE Act, the Department has decided that the small group definition will remain 1-50 employees.
The bulletin informs carriers that they may modify previously approved small group rates for 2016 to the extent the revised rates would be more favorable to the marketplace. The bulletin is effective immediately.
Bulletin No. HC-106 »