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Lesley Bennett
Connecticut State Ambassador
lesley.bennett@rareaction.org

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RAN_Megephone_RGBWould you like to volunteer to assist in hosting a local community awareness event? Do you have an opportunity for Connecticut’s Rare Action Network to attend your event? Contact your State Ambassador today and learn more. Please check back regularly for news of upcoming events and activities in Connecticut.

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Past Events

Connecticut Rare Action Network held a Patient Advocacy & Orphan Drug Workshop on May 3 in Hartford. Advocates in attendance learned about the importance of the Orphan Drug Act, how to be effective advocates and connect with other rare families. In addition, advocates had the opportunity to speak directly with Senator Richard Blumenthal, and staff members from Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Jhoanna Hayes, John Larson and Joe Courtney’s offices. Advocates were able to share their concerns, ask for support of the rare disease community and to protect the Orphan Drug Act.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders Connecticut Rare Action Network hosted a Rare Disease Day event on February 28, 2019 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut.Attendees were able to hear directly from patients, medical professionals, researchers, industry leaders and elected officials on how rare disease impacts Connecticut constituents and their families.

To view all the photos from the CT Rare Disease Day event Click Here

In order to make meaningful change in the lives of rare disease patients and their families in the state of Connecticut, we need you! Become active with the Rare Action Network by joining and utilizing the resources available on this website to take action and create change.

State Report Card

In this fourth edition of NORD’s State Policy Report Card we are seeking to expand our analysis to more issues that affect the rare disease community while also providing a more targeted analysis of policies analyzed in previous editions of the report.

Scoring for State Policies

A: State policy meets all desired standards. An A grade is considered the model policy that other states should seek to enact.

B: State policy meets most, but not all desired standards

C: State policy on the given issue meets minimum standards

D: State has some policy in place, but it does not meet the standards of higher tiers

F: State has no policy provision for the relevant issue

State Information

Andrew N. Mais, Commissioner

Connecticut Insurance Department
PO Box 816
Hartford, Connecticut 06142-0816

860-297-3800

In order to get the issues that affect your life addressed, connect with your state representative by using the tool on our website.

Click Here

Online Complaint Submission

Email for Assistance: cid.ca@ct.gov
800-203-3447

State Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program
Ted Doolittle, Healthcare Advocate

Office of the Healthcare Advocate
P.O.BOX 1543
Hartford CT,06144

860-331-2441

Consumer Assistance Program Email:
Healthcare.advocate@ct.gov

Marketplace Structure: State

Access Health CT
280 Trumbull Street, 15th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

1-800-318-2596
TTY: 1-855-889-4325

Marketplace Contact: Questions@AccessHealthCT.com

Marketplace Website
Enrollment Options
Plan Information
Estimate My Cost

Benefits Offered Under the Marketplace:
Essential Health Benefits
State-Required Benefits

Kaiser State Exchange Profile
State Reforum State Profile

Medicaid

25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033

1-800-842-1508 or 800- 842-4524

Medicaid Website
Eligibility Requirements
Medicaid Fair Hearing Rights

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children’s Health Coverage Resources

Husky Health

Provides health coverage for families of children with chronic diseases or disabilities, and those with low household income.

Cancer Care

Financial assistance for children with any and all cancer diagnoses.

Free Bed Funds

Hospitals offering free or reduced cost care for patients unable to afford treatment.

Save The Kid

Non-profit offering a myriad of services to disabled and chronically ill children.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation 

Widely applicable medical grants offered to families of children under 16 years old.

Office of Protection and Advocacy

Legal group dedicated to protecting and upholding the rights of disabled people in Connecticut – offers include support in filing claims of discrimination or mistreatment.

CT Parent Advocacy Center

Advocates offering support to families of children (birth to 26) who are disabled or chronically ill.

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