Tag Archives: Vermont Health Connect

State News
December 28, 2017

Vermont Health Connect wraps up 2018 open enrollment

State officials reported that nearly 23,000 Vermonters have confirmed a 2018 health plan and qualified for financial help to make the plan more affordable. Total enrollment in qualified health plans is expected to surpass 80,000. This year’s earlier deadline means fewer members will experience gaps…

State News
October 25, 2017

Federal upheaval won’t change 2018 health care premiums

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The state’s top health care regulator says insurance prices on Vermont Health Connect will remain steady for calendar year 2018, despite recent actions at the federal level.

Kevin Mullin, chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, said Monday that the board…

State News
May 11, 2016

Senate passes birth control bill, pregnancy enrollment

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org The Senate has passed a bill that would expand women’s access to long-acting birth control and men’s access to vasectomies, and allow pregnant women to enroll in Vermont Health Connect more conveniently. The Senate passed H.620 in a voice vote Monday,…

Op - Ed
March 23, 2016

Overspending threatens to bankrupt Vermont

By Don Turner

The Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations Act promised that the state legislature would embark on a “multiyear process to align state spending” in order to balance overall revenues and expenditures. By delineating comprehensive measures, the budget bill aimed to correct the ever-growing spending…

State News
November 12, 2015

Many will see lower Vt. Health Connect rates

November marks the beginning of the three-month open enrollment window

Many Vermonters getting their insurance through the online marketplace will see their monthly health care premiums decrease next year, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Oct. 29. The open enrollment period is a once-a-year opportunity for Vermonters…