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

HealthyCT joins Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT

HealthyCT joins Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut (The Day) HealthyCT, Connecticut’s doctor-sponsored nonprofit health insurance company, has become the latest organization to join the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut as a regional benefactor. (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 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

HCT, St. Mary’s Hospital agreement for patient care

HealthyCT and Saint Mary’s Hospital announce new agreement for patient care HealthyCT, Connecticut’s new Consumer-Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) for health insurance, and Saint Mary’s Hospital today announced they have signed an agreement to give future HealthyCT members access to Saint Mary’s Hospital, as well as hundreds of its affiliated physicians. HealthyCT began to enroll individuals and small businesses on October 1, with coverage beginning as early as January 1 for those who enroll on or before December 23. The non-profit company provides a new option for those currently insured by other commercial carriers and those who haven’t had or couldn’t afford insurance. Individuals, families and small groups can purchase HealthyCT coverage on and off of Connecticut’s new health insurance exchange, Access Health CT. Saint Mary’s Hospital and its physicians will participate in all HealthyCT plans, along with nearly 9,000 other physicians and health practitioners statewide. “HealthyCT is committed to providing individuals and businesses in Connecticut with easy access to high-quality, affordable health care. We can’t do that without our hospital partners,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “We are pleased to be working with Saint Mary’s Hospital to ensure that consumers and employers throughout Greater Waterbury have access to a … Read More