December 2015 – Employer Essentials

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Three members elected to HealthyCT Board of Directors

(Wallingford) Members of HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, have elected policyholders from Newtown, North Haven and South Windsor to serve on the company’s Board of Directors. Two are new to the Board; one has previously served. The official results of the health insurance company’s election were certified by an outside vendor and announced today at www.HealthyCT.org. Nearly 30,000 eligible HealthyCT members who were age 18 or older, and active as of September 30, 2015 were invited to participate in this, the company’s second Board election. The company’s member-led model is unique in Connecticut’s health insurance landscape. The member majority on the Board gives HealthyCT policyholders a direct voice in their health plan and its decisions. “HealthyCT continues to be unique among Connecticut’s health insurance companies in the way we are governed and how we give our members a voice,” said CEO Ken Lalime. “Our company has not only survived but grown during a critical period because of strategic planning. Our Board’s expertise will be equally important in the months ahead.” Members have responded positively to the message, the mission and the opportunity to serve on the Board. HealthyCT’s membership now stands at more than 41,000 and the company saw … Read More

HealthyCT Board of Directors nominations surge

Members vying to sit on insurance company board WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, August 3, 2015 – HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, experienced extremely high interest among its approximately 30,000 members for the company’s second Board of Directors election. On the heels of a successful 2015 enrollment period, 47 policyholders stepped forward to nominate themselves for election to the three open seats on the HealthyCT Board. Last year, for its first Board election, just over a dozen members nominated themselves to serve. At a time when the insurance industry in Connecticut is undergoing massive change through consolidation, HealthyCT is the state’s only Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP. As such, at least six of the 11 voting members on HealthyCT’s Board are policyholders who have been elected by their fellow HealthyCT members. Following background checks and an interview process, this year’s voting, which will be managed by an outside vendor, will open on Monday, November 23 and close at the HealthyCT Annual Meeting in January. Governance by members makes HealthyCT different from every other health insurance company in Connecticut. Last year’s election put six HealthyCT members onto the Board. “I expected the current Board members to welcome us; however, I was … Read More

HealthyCT members elected to Board of Directors majority

CO-OP members elect fellow policyholders to Board of Directors as Open Enrollment continues Official results of the company’s first Board of Directors election have placed HealthyCT members holding the majority of voting seats of the non-profit health insurance company. The final tally, certified by an outside vendor, was announced today at www.HealthyCT.org. HealthyCT is a non-profit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), whose member-led model is shifting Connecticut’s health insurance landscape by offering affordable, accessible and high-quality health care to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Its member involvement in company leadership gives HealthyCT members a direct voice in their health plan and its decisions. The election is believed to be the first of its kind for a Connecticut health plan. Since November, members in good standing have been able to vote online or with paper ballots. More than 10% of the company’s policyholders participated in the historic first-time election, choosing from among individuals, small and large business representatives, non-profit leaders and physicians on the ballot. Voting closed at the HealthyCT Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening. The new Board will begin its term in January. “It’s especially exciting for us to have completed this election process which truly sets HealthyCT … Read More

Voting Opens for HealthyCT Board of Directors

CO-OP members to assume majority after historic inaugural election; voting continues as Open Enrollment begins WALLINGFORD, CT, November 3, 2014 – Individuals, small and large business representatives, non-profit leaders and physicians comprise the ballot of candidates HealthyCT members will choose from when voting for their new Board of Directors beginning Thursday, November 13. And because HealthyCT is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP, its members will occupy the majority of voting seats on the Board of the non-profit health insurance company. The 12 candidates on the ballot hail from across Connecticut. Over the summer, the health insurer began notifying members about the opportunity to serve on and/or vote for the Board. Candidates were able to nominate themselves as long as they were a HealthyCT member in good standing and at least age 18 or older. They also had to pass a background check; have not served on the Board of another insurance carrier since 2009; and not be serving as a representative of any state, federal or local government or quasi-governmental body. Thirteen individuals applied, in addition to several candidates already serving on the Board. Online voting, managed by an outside election vendor, opens to HealthyCT members on … Read More

HealthyCT opens Board of Directors nominations

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, … Read More