By: Donna Devita
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New CT Laws
New year, new laws! Now that 2019 has arrived, Connecticut residents should be aware of some new laws that could be life-changing for some and annoying for others.
New Connecticut Laws Are Here!
Starting January 1, a number of laws went into effect that everyone in the state should know about before starting their year off in full swing. While some laws may seem minor, others could drastically affect your everyday lifestyle. Here are some of the most important laws to know about:
- Pay Equity: Employers will no longer be allowed to ask a third party about a prospective employee’s wage or salary history. Employees may disclose the information but it’s not required.
- Health Insurance Coverage: A number of health insurance policies will have to cover the 10 essential health benefits listed in the Affordable Care Act.
- Pregnant Health Enrollment: Women who are pregnant will be allowed to enroll in mandated insurance companies that can add them under a special enrollment.
- Mammograms: Certain health insurances will be mandated to cover mammograms and other breast imaging services.
- Prosthetic Devices: Some health insurance plans will be required to cover prosthetic devices and medically necessary repairs and replacements.
- New Surcharge: Some home insurance policies will be charging a $12 surcharge over the next 11 years to be deposited into the Crumbling Foundation Assistance Fund.
- Home Disclosures: New regulations have gone into effect on what homeowners have to disclose regarding crumbling foundation when they sell their home.
New Laws From 2018
Last year was also a big year for new laws in Connecticut. Here is a summary of some of the most significant changes in 2018:
- New regulations on Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services.
- New electronic opioid prescription laws to monitor fraud.
- Bump stocks were banned.
- Electronic auto insurance cards are now required.
- E-cigarette purchases were more regulated.
- More data collection is now required on maternal mortality.
- Robocalls and spoofing became illegal if the caller is caught.
- Proper counseling is now required for pregnant inmates.
- Automatic pest misting systems are prohibited.
- Feminine products and diapers are no longer subject to sales tax.
- Study of the Holocaust and genocide will be included in social studies classes.
For more information on new Connecticut laws, visit the Connecticut Patch for the full article.
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