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The companies the currently allow domestic partners to be covered on the same private health insurance policy include Aetna, Connecticare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The requirements for being declared a domestic partnership are similar with the three companies. Connecticare’s Domestic Partnership form asks that you attest to the following:

Those who know me outside of my insurance persona know that I’m not afraid to march to the beat of a different drummer. Now I’m marching in funny looking shoes that have glove-like compartments for each toe! Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made… If a man

There are now two zero deductible health insurance plans offered to Connecticut residents on a non-group basis that we feel offer a good value for our clients. Connecticare offers one and Aetna offers the other. These zero deductible plans are included any CT health insurance quotes you request from us.

Health insurance premiums have been rising steadily over the years. The cost of medical procedures, medicines and medical equipment have risen and continue to rise. These rising costs have forced increases in medical insurance premiums. There are ways that you may be able to keep your costs down even as your insurance company charges more.

When asked “What is best health insurance for a family?” or “I need affordable medical insurance for my family… what’s the best plan? I always ask about the ages and size of the family. The insurance companies that offer health insurance to Connecticut families have different systems for determining their Connecticut Family Health Insurance rates. This can offer advantages and disadvantages for certain families.

I’m surprised that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s recent request for rate increases on their individual health products (as opposed to their employer-sponsored or group health insurance products) got so much publicity. All of the companies have rate adjustments on a regular basis. Each company will have a rate increase roughly once per year. There

Earlier this year Anthem Blue Cross of CT asked the Connecticut Insurance Department for rate increases of up to 32 percent on their individual medical insurance products. These rate increases were to go into effect in October of 2009. On Thursday August 6, 2009, the Insurance Department approved rate increases of a lower amount.

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