HealthyCT opens Board of Directors nominations:
First election process begins; members to sit on insurance company board
HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, has begun notifying members that the nomination process is now open for the company’s first Board of Directors election. As a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP, at least six of the 11 voting members on HealthyCT’s Board will be policyholders.
The nomination period will close on September 15. Voting, which will be managed by an outside vendor, will begin in mid-November and end December 15 at the HealthyCT Annual Meeting. Those elected will begin serving their terms on January 1.
“This election is at the heart of what HealthyCT is all about and what makes us different from every other health insurance company in Connecticut,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “As a CO-OP, we are member-governed. That governance is through our Board of Directors so the individuals who come forward and are elected will help determine the direction this company takes.”
Leading up to this point, HealthyCT has been governed by representatives from various Connecticut-based non-profits and small businesses. The current Board also includes representatives of the two organizations that sponsored the creation of HealthyCT, the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Connecticut State Medical Society Independent Practice Association (CSMS-IPA).
HealthyCT policyholders are receiving their first communications from the company about the elections with their monthly invoices, via email and in a separate mailing in early August. The nomination form and additional information are available at HealthyCT.org/elections.
HealthyCT members who are 18 or older, pass a background check, and have not served on a Board of another insurance carrier since 2009, are eligible to serve as long as they are not a representative of any state, federal or local government or quasi-governmental body.
HealthyCT is an NCQA-accredited insurer offering a variety of health insurance plans to individuals and businesses in Connecticut. The non-profit company has one provider network for all products, with more than 13,000 unique individual providers and 29 hospitals statewide. It sells its individual and group products on Access Health CT, through private insurance exchanges, and through insurance brokers and agents.