Health insurance employment in perspective

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Yesterday’s Hartford Courant reports that just over 19,000 CT residents are employed at CT’s large health insurers – Aetna, United, CIGNA, HealthNet, Anthem and ConnectiCare. While impressive, those numbers pale in comparison to the number of CT residents employed in providing health services, according to the CT Dept. of Labor’s July report – 198,800. That number is conservative as it does not include health services workers employed by government. Health insurance constitutes 1% of CT’s workers while health care services makes up 12%.
Ellen Andrews