CID: Health Insurance Consumer Information

Health Insurance Consumer Information

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Department of Social Services Insurance Programs
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
    To address the needs of persons disabled by acquired brain injuries who currently receive, or would otherwise require, services in an institutional setting.
  • Adult Services Division
    The Adult Services Division develops and oversees the administration of programs, services and grants that support single, non-elderly adults and married couples without dependent children.
  • Connecticut Insurance Assistance Program for AIDS Patients (CIAPAP)
    This program assists individuals who are unable to continue working and risk losing group medical insurance because of AIDS or an AIDS-related disease. Medical insurance premiums are paid on behalf of eligible individuals who qualify for and who elect to continue their group medical insurance coverage for the time period allowed under state or federal law.
    • Medicaid
      The Connecticut Medicaid program reimburses providers (e.g., hospitals, doctors, clinics, and pharmacies) directly for services delivered to eligible non-managed care clients.
    • ConnPACE 
      The Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract to the Elderly and the Disabled (ConnPACE) Program is a state funded program designed to assist the elderly and disabled with their prescription expenses.
    • Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP)
      The Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP) is a program which pays for certain drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that may prevent the serious deterioration of the health of persons who have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
  • Healthy Start
    Under this program, grants are made to hospitals, clinics, departments of health and other organizations to expand and enhance health services to low income pregnant women and children, and to assist women in obtaining Medicaid coverage for themselves and their children.
    (Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth) The HUSKY Plan is designed to help all children who donít have health insurance.
  • Medicaid for the Employed Disabled
    This program allows persons with a disability to engage in employment without risking eligibility for needed medical services through the Medicaid program.
  • Medicare RX
    The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit is a new program that will pay for prescription drugs, insulin and insulin supplies, and "stop-smoking" drugs for people who have Medicare.
  • Refugee Medical Assistance
    The refugee medical assistance program provides medical assistance to needy individuals, families and children designated as refugees under Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations who are not eligible to receive benefits from any other public assistance program.
  • Services to the Elderly
    Helps seniors and professionals learn about the different programs and services offered by the Department of Social Services (DSS), Aging Services Division. 
Comptroller Health Insurance Plans
Other Health Insurance Coverage
  • Long Term Care 
    List of long term care policies approved in Connecticut for Individuals and Groups.
  • Managed Care in Connecticut 
    FAQís, comparison of managed care organizations, external appeals, general and common managed care terms.
  • Medicare Supplements
    List of companies with approved Medicare supplement polices, tools to compare Medicare prescription drug plans and other Medicare supplement information.
  • Small Group
    List of companies that have Small Employer Policies on file with the Connecticut Insurance Department. 
Other Sources Of Information and Assistance
  • Complaints Against Insurance Companies
    The Connecticut Insurance Department encourages consumers who have a concern or complaint against an insurance company or insurance licensee to submit their concerns or complaints to the Departmentís Consumer Affairs Unit.
  • Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care
    The Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care has an information and education program to help Connecticut residents plan for future long-term care costs while protecting assets and avoiding impoverishment.
  • Consumer's Guide - (8/31/2007)
    A consumer's guide to getting and keeping health insurance in Connecticut.

  • Department of Mental Retardation HCBS Waivers
    A Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver is a way to receive partial reimbursement from the federal government for providing needed community based programs and supports designed to enable individuals to leave institutional settings or to prevent their placement into institutional settings in the first place.
  • External Appeals
    Provides information for an enrollee covered under fully-insured managed care plans the opportunity to appeal an adverse determination by their utilization review company with the Insurance Commissioner.
  • Healthnet  
    University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries.
  • Insure U Online (pdf 81.7 kb)
    Health Insurance Considerations by Life Stage 
  • Medicare and Medicaid Services 
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), we are the federal agency responsible for administering the
    Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), and several other health-related programs.
  • Office of Healthcare Advocate
    Provides consumer-friendly assistance to those who may be confused about health care in general and need help in working through various managed care issues.
  • Office of Health Care Access (OHCA)
    Ensures the citizens of Connecticut have access to a quality health care delivery system by advising policy makers of health care issues; informing the public and the industry of statewide and national trends; and designing and directing health care system development.


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