Health Law Puts People, Not Insurers, First

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Author(s) Frances Padilla
Source The Hartford Courant
Date November 22, 2013
Quotes-start.png Mr. Leonardi's comments highlight the fact that it has been a customary practice of insurers to send their policyholders notifications that a particular plan will no longer be available or there's been a change in benefits. Only one-third of the policies being canceled in Connecticut were plans that did not have protection under the law's grandfather clause and did not meet the benefit standards or the consumer protections required by the law. The other two-thirds were discontinued as part of the insurance companies' business-as-usual practices. Quotes-end.png

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