Insurance Companies are Proposing a Rate Hike

August 8, 2022

Insurance companies have requested that the Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) approve a rate increase by an average of 20.4% for plans starting in 2023, a steep spike from the 8.6% average rate increase request for 2022. Insurers claim this proposed hike is a result of the rising costs of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, but it comes at a time when we are already facing the highest inflation rates in 40 years.

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988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Offers 24/7 Support

July 25, 2022

Those who are experiencing a mental health crisis no longer need to remember 1-800-273-8255 or wait hours for help. They can now call or text the 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, to connect with mental health professionals who are trained to respond to these emergencies.

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Rep. Cook: Weekly 7-14

July 15, 2022

I am pleased to share ReEmployCT, a revamped and modern Connecticut Department of Labor online platform that streamlines services and facilitates unemployment and tax filing.

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New Laws in Effect

July 11, 2022

A number of new laws that my colleagues and I worked on during the 2022 legislative session to implement meaningful change in our state took effect in Connecticut on July 1, 2022.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

June 27, 2022

June 23 marked 50 years of Title IX. Thirty-seven words allowed women to finally pursue athletic and academic opportunities at the next level, expanding gender equity nationwide for generations to come.

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