Exclusive: Famous Soap Opera Star's Family Shares Frustration Over Long-Term Care Policy – May 15, 2023

Insight on Long-Term Care Insurance and how CID can help. "We can oftentimes cut through the red tape and help you get the information that you deserve from the insurance company,” said Gerard O'Sullivan, the Department’s Director of Consumer Affairs.

By Caitlin Burchill (ROXBURY - LONG TERM CARE)

Ruling On Affordable Care Act Muted In Connecticut – April 5, 2023

“The Connecticut Insurance Department remains committed to ensuring that all Connecticut residents have access to appropriate healthcare,” Mais said. “Your insurance coverage in Connecticut will not be affected by a Texas federal judge’s recent ruling that certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are unlawful.”


Governor Lamont Announces Workers’ Compensation Rates Will Decrease in 2023 – October 24, 2022

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut businesses will see another rate decrease in workers’ compensation insurance beginning on January 1, 2023. The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved an annual filing with decreases of 3% to workers’ compensation pure premium loss costs.

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Many CT health insurance plans will see double-digit rate hikes in 2023 – September 2, 2022

While the average rate hike approved by the state is lower than what insurance companies had requested, it still represents a significant boost in costs to consumers in the coming year.


Insurance Commissioner Rejects AG’s Request to Postpone Rate Hike Hearing – August 4, 2022

“The CID will not delay the informational meeting as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the carriers must have their rates set by early September so [Access Health Connecticut] can be prepared for the open enrollment period that begins on 11/1/2022,” Commissioner Andrew Mais said.


Connecticut is one of the newer and smaller captive domiciles in the United States, with significant growth lying ahead – April 15, 2022

Fenhua Liu, Captive Insurance Division Director, notes that "key to Connecticut's captive insurance excellence is the fact that the state has everything that captives need to thrive.

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UK and CT Sign New InsurTech Corridor Partnership in the “Insurance Capital of the World” – March 10, 2022

The UK Government announced a formal agreement with Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services (CT IFS), the MetroHartford Alliance (MHA), the Connecticut Insurance Department, and Insurtech UK to launch a new InsurTech Corridor.

(MetroHartford Alliance)

Planning for the Next Crisis and Building a Resilient Regulatory Structure – Dec. 14, 2021

Commissioner Andrew Mais joined a panel that included Jonathan Dixon, Secretary General, IAIS and Howard Mills, Director of Genworth Financial, Ensight and The Doctors Company Group and former Superintendent of the New York Insurance Department. The panel was moderated by NAIC President David Altmaier. More...

Commissioner Mais, compliance expert say proof of concept boosts insurer’s use of blockchain. – December 8, 2021

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Regulators look at how “big data” may contribute to racial bias in insurance rates – November 4, 2021

Commissioner Mais said, “The neighborhood unemployment rate, the average number of occupants per household, the distance to the nearest restaurant. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to think that that could be discriminatory inherently.”


State insurance department anticipates spike in calls following Henri – August 23, 2021

After Tropical Storm Henri swept through Connecticut, some people were left with major losses ranging from car damages to flooding. Regulators say now is the time to prepare insurance claims. "The first thing you want to do is document everything. You want to call your insurance company, put the claim in, and start that process," says Gerard O'Sullivan, director of consumer affairs at the Connecticut Insurance Department. He says people should begin this process immediately. Homeowners should walk around their property, take videos, and document what they have, what their personal possessions are, so if there's a fire or future catastrophe, they can prove what the personal property is. O'Sullivan adds that people often forget, but flood damage is not covered under a standard homeowners policy. "People should take this opportunity to look at their policy and understand the policy itself, the deductibles they have, and those coverages," he says.

(Christian Colón – WFSB Channel 3)

National Prevention Week – May 9, 2021

The Department is pleased to join Connecticut’s state and local partners, and communities in moving forward to inspire action to prevent substance use and mental health disorders.

NAIC Newsroom – May 4, 2021

NAIC Secretary-Treasurer and Commissioner Andrew Mais testified on behalf of the NAIC at the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance’s virtual hearing on “Built to Last: Examining Housing Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.”

AAIS Pulse – April 13, 2021

The AAIS Pulse episode featured a frank discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in corporate American, the insurance industry, and society at large.

AAIS was joined by Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of Commerce and VP of The NAIC, and Commissioner Andrew Mais of the Connecticut Insurance Department, who is Secretary Treasurer of the NAIC.

Captive Insurance Times – January 28, 2021

Connecticut proposes captive bill amendments --- The Connecticut Department of Insurance has drafted a proposal on an act concerning captive insurance companies for the 2021 legislative session.

Carrier Management – January 27, 2021

Insurance Commissioner’s Perspective: Innovation as a Driver for Change --- While some insurance professionals focus on the potentially negative outcomes of using AI in insurance, Commissioner Andrew Mais believes positive possibilities make exploring AI insurance applications more than worth it.

NAIC – January 21, 2021

Podcast: The Regulators – Insurance Insights from Inside the NAIC --- The NAIC kicks off season 3 and the celebration of our 150th Anniversary with a one-on-one conversation with newly elected NAIC Secretary-Treasurer and Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais.

New Britain Herald – December 16, 2020

Berlin man honored with highest award in his industry --- The Berlin resident told the Herald he has worked for the state since 1996 and was proud to accept this honor, which is the most prestigious award available to state insurance regulators. “It’s very gratifying; I’m honored and very appreciative,” Lombardo said.

2021 NAIC Officers – December 9, 2020

Commissioner Andrew Mais elected to serve as Secretary Treasurer of the NAIC in 2021

iheart Radio – June 2020

Commissioner Mais discusses a new free life insurance program for front line COVID-19 health workers, and no cost coronavirus testing for all. Listen to the podcast. You can read the Commissioner's Press Releases here

Captive International – June 2020

The small state with big plans for captives

Best’s Review – January 2020

Insurtech & Regulation: Commissioner explains the need for regulators to develop the skill sets to allow for effective regulation of new products and services.

CT NewsJunkie – December 4, 2019

Commissioner Tells Two Companies To Stop Selling Their Product - Aliera and Trinity Healthshare

Hartford Business Journal – September 23, 2019

Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais, got into his current line of work “by accident.”

Press Releases – August 5, 2019

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Calls on Secretary Azar to Stop Discriminatory Changes to the Affordable Care Act

Consumer Alert – July 26, 2019

Insurance Commissioner Warns Consumers Of Unlicensed ‘Health Plans’

Press Releases – July 19, 2019

Insurance Department Offers Preparedness Tips For the 2019 Hurricane Season

Pulse of The Region - MetroHartford Alliance - July 14, 2019

Radio interview with Andrew Mais, CT Insurance Commissioner

Press Releases – July 12, 2019

Statement from Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais - Health Insurance Rate Filings for 2020

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