Connecticut state employees will have to pay more in order to continue using Hartford HealthCare’s network of doctors and health facilities - including Hartford Hospital - due to an ongoing contract dispute between the Hartford Healthcare and insurance giant Anthem. Anthem is one of two insurance companies that cover Connecticut state employees. However, state employees enrolled in Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield now have to pay out-of-network rates to be treated at Hartford HealthCare's facilities.
State employee unions threaten legal action against future benefit reforms as budget negotiations continue
Connecticut state employee unions threatened a lawsuit against the state if future reforms to state employee benefits are included in a bipartisan budget.