Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

September 10, 2021

Senator Lesser Releases Statement on Insurance Department Approval of Rate Increases

Today, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is releasing a statement following the announcement of Connecticut’s Insurance Department’s approval of rate increases.

“I’m disappointed that once again, Connecticut’s small businesses are seeing major rate increases as the market continues to fail them,” said Sen. Lesser. “Today’s rate increases will hurt our economy, affecting entrepreneurship and economic growth. And rate increases year after year are exactly why we fought so hard to give Connecticut’s small businesses a Public Option, despite the overwhelming opposition of special interests.”

“If there’s a silver lining, it’s that health insurance has recently become much more affordable for families purchasing individual coverage through AccesssHealthCT,” said Sen. Lesser. “The combination of expanded Medicaid, the American Rescue Plan and our new CoveredConnecticut program is making a real difference for families across the state who are seeing much lower premiums and deductibles.”