Public hearing on CT insurance rate hike proposals set for August 15

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on insurance carriers’ request to increase costs for individual health plans next year by an average of 20.4 percent.

The state Department of Insurance has scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 15 beginning at 9 a.m. The hearing, usually held at a state office building downtown, will be held at the Legislative Office Building on Capitol Avenue in Hartford. The event was moved to accommodate the expected larger than usual crowd.