Fall 2015 – Member Newsletter

If you’re age 18 and older, and an active HealthyCT member as of September 30, 2015, get ready to vote for your new Board of Directors.

HealthyCT earns NCQA Accreditation – Quality rating achieved after just 18 months of operation

(Wallingford)  HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, is pleased to announce that it has achieved an important milestone for quality: Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or NCQA.  HealthyCT had previously earned Interim Accreditation in 2014 as a preliminary step toward this benchmark.  Following a rigorous application process submitted in June and an on-site review last month, surveyors awarded the company three-year NCQA Accreditation. “In building this company from the ground up, quality was our top goal for HealthyCT,” said CEO Ken Lalime.  “Earning this designation at the earliest opportunity goes to show that we directed our efforts in the right place, for the good of all of our 35,000 members.” NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of health insurers, managed care plans, physician organizations and other health-related programs.  In Connecticut, it is also widely known as the body that confers recognition to medical practices that qualify as patient-centered medical homes. The scope of the NCQA review included HealthyCT programs and activities that ensure access and service to members, such as maintaining a robust statewide network, helping members to integrate their care and promoting safety and healthy lifestyles through disease … Read More

HealthyCT & TANGO bring health insurance to non-profits

HealthyCT and TANGO Join to Bring a Preferred Health Insurance to Non-Profit Groups HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, has joined forces with The Alliance for Non-profit Growth and Opportunity, Inc., or TANGO, to bring its health plans for small and large businesses to non-profit organizations across the state on a preferred basis. TANGO is a first-of-its-kind collaboration platform that brings non-profits together to lower costs on professional services such as employee benefits, human resource consulting, management consulting and marketing, among others. Membership in TANGO is free to any 501(c) non-profit organization, and additional membership information is available at www.TANGOalliance.org or at 1-877-708-2646. The partnership with TANGO inspired HealthyCT to create a special suite of plans with preferred pricing for participating non-profit groups. These plans are exclusively offered through TANGO’s founding partner, Schuster Driscoll, LLC, an employee benefit consulting and brokerage firm based in Farmington that specializes in the non-profit sector. “As a non-profit health insurance company, working directly with TANGO to reach out to other non-profits who share our values makes perfect sense,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “This strategic partnership will help us bring HealthyCT’s unique brand of health insurance directly to the employers who need quality, affordable … Read More

HealthyCT achieves important quality rating from NCQA

HealthyCT marks licensing anniversary by achieving important quality rating from NCQA HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, is marking the anniversary of receiving its state insurance license. The company is pleased to announce that it has achieved an important milestone: National Committee for Quality Assurance Interim Accreditation. NCQA is an independent organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, new health plans, physicians organizations and other health-related programs. Accreditation involved review of programs and policies by a team of physicians and health plan experts looking to see how well a plan delivers value and improves health care for its members. “It is a terrific feat for a start-up company like HealthyCT to achieve NCQA Accreditation. Everything we do at HealthyCT is about changing the way health care is delivered to our members for the better,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “This is a testament to our shared belief that there is room in Connecticut for health care done differently.” HealthyCT also begins a new chapter this month by providing coverage to its first large group (51+ employees), Bristol ARC, a non-profit that has been assisting adults with disabilities for more than 50 years. “Bristol Adult … Read More