Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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April 15, 2020

Senator Lesser Releases Statement in Support of ‘No-Cost’ Life Insurance Coverage for Health Care Workers on COVID-19 Front Lines

Today, State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown), Senate Chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, released the following statement in response to Wednesday’s announcement that front-line health care workers in Connecticut will soon be eligible to receive up to $25,000 of life insurance at no cost.

“The men and women fighting COVID-19 in our hospitals, urgent care centers and as EMS providers are risking their lives to save others,” said Sen. Lesser. “ These men and women are heroes, but this has been immensely stressful for families. This new free life insurance program offers them life insurance benefits at no cost with direct enrollment. I’m grateful to MassMutual for making this available and for the Connecticut Insurance Department for fast-tracking this new offering.”

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais announced Wednesday that the Connecticut Insurance Department has expedited approval of HealthBridge, a new MassMutual life insurance plan offering no-cost, guaranteed policies to workers on the front lines. The no-premium policies, with three-year terms, will provide workers between the ages of 18 and 50 with $25,000 death benefits and workers between the ages of 51 and 60 with $10,000 death benefits.