Friday, March 26, 2010

Forum in Hartford, CT on gender rating in the health insurance market

WHAT: Informational Forum on Gender Discrimination in the Health Insurance Market

WHEN: Tuesday, March 30; 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Hartford , Room 2D

WHO: This forum is being organized by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, and is sponsored by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), and Citizens for Economic Opportunity. Speakers will include representatives of the National Women’s Law Center, based in Washington, D.C. and Jamie Stirling, CEO of Stirling Benefits of Milford, CT.

WHY: Women are paying up to 30% more for health insurance than men simply because of their gender. The presentation will include how the federal health care reform bill will affect the gender rating used by health insurance companies.

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