OHA saves CT consumers $2.4 million in last quarter, 99% of state employees HEP-compliant, and HUSKY/Charter Oak member forums scheduled

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The Office of Health Care Advocate reported today saving consumers $2.4 million from April through last month. OHA provides assistance and support to CT consumers struggling with insurance. 85% of OHA consumer cases result in overturning insurer denials of coverage.

The Office of State Comptroller announced Tuesday that over 99% of the 53,000 state employees participating in the new Health Enhancement Program are compliant with preventive screening requirements. HEP is designed to reduce ER visits and complications of chronic illness through prevention. Early reports suggest lower ER use and reductions in other costly care. Bucking the national trend, the CT state employee plan saw no increase in cost this year.

The HUSKY and Charter Oak plans will be holding Community Meetings next month around the state to hear from members and answer questions. HUSKY and Charter Oak cover over 400,000 CT residents. The meetings will be in New Haven, Waterbury, New London, Norwich, Danbury and Bridgeport. For details, click here.