Sunday, March 03, 2024


Sweet Tootsie Has Someone To Love

Tootsie. Connecticut Humane Society

Tootsie is a sweet 5 year old girl that has been here at the shelter for quite a while. We are not sure why she keeps getting overlooked because she is very calm and quiet and would make a great companion for an older person. Come to the Westport Branch of the Connecticut Humane Society and meet Tootsie.

Neisha Has Her One and Only

Neisha. Connecticut Humane Society

Neisha is an 8 year old female who came to us because of the decline in health of her owner. She is a sweet girl, but on her terms. She needs an experienced cat owner who understands that she may be independent and want her alone time, but will come to you when she wants attention. She would do best in a quiet environment and as your one and only.  Meet Neisha at the Westport branch of the Connecticut Humane Society.

Franklin Found a Home

Franklin. Connecticut Humane Society

This poor boy was abandoned at our door! Franklin is shy, especially at first, he appears to be afraid of other cats. He may be willing to share his home with another cat if it was respectful of his personal space. Franklin is very sweet and loves to be petted and rubbed; however, he can be moody. He does not like to be picked up and needs a family that is willing to accept his personality quirks. Come meet Franklin at Westport branch of the CT Humane Society.

Insurance Department Reduces Anthem’s Rate Hike

By Arielle Levin Becker

The Connecticut Insurance Department has turned down a request by the state’s largest health insurer to raise premiums by 12.9 percent for more than 25,000 individual-market policies, instead granting the company a 3.9 percent increase.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield had said that the higher increase was needed to account for rising claims costs, increased use of services by members, and state and federally mandated benefit changes. Image

But the insurance department found that a smaller increase was appropriate. Actuary Paul Lombardo wrote that the lower figure was based on reducing the operating margin for the plans and removing “underwriting wear-off” from Anthem’s calculations. Underwriting wear-off refers to the decline in members’ health status since they first bought the policies, making them poorer risks.

The 3.9 percent increase could take effect Jan. 1 for about 25,000 policies covering an estimated 48,000 state residents who buy private insurance on their own rather than through their employer.

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