Compare your CL&P Supply (Generation) Charges
Be an informed consumer and compare electric supplier rates. All you need is a recent copy of your utility bill. Delivery services are still provided by CL&P so there will be no interruption to your service and you continue to get one CL&P bill containing both supply and delivery charges.~
- To Compare:You can speak with an energy professional at Connecticut’s toll free Energy Information Line at 1_877_WISE_USE (877 947-3873) to get a list of suppliers if you don’t have computer access.
- Online: Use the supplier tool at http://www.energizect.com to compare rates.
- Frequently, an insert in your CL&P bill will have a supplier list and phone numbers.
- Call your current supplier and make sure you have no termination fee if you switch.
- Call the new supplier you chose and confirm the rate and terms.
Consider asking suppliers the following questions:
- Is the energy price fixed or can it fluctuate month-to-month?
- What is the length of the contract?
- Is there an early termination fee or a switching fee if I switch to another supplier before the contract period ends?
- What are my monthly savings if I switch?
- Will the contract automatically renew at the end of the term?
- Is a security deposit, enrollment, cancellation or other similar fee required? (If yes, be sure to get a list of the charges and what each charge will cost.)
Medicare Reminder – Transition Refills
A transition refill is typically a one-time, 30-day supply of a drug that Medicare drug plans must cover when you’re in a new plan or when an existing plan changes its coverage. Transition refills let you get temporary coverage for drugs that aren’t on your plan’s formulary or that have restrictions on them. Transition refills aren’t for new prescriptions. You can only get transition refills for drugs you were already taking before switching plans or before your existing plan changed its coverage.
All Medicare Part D drug plans must cover transition refills. When you use your transition refill, your plan must send you a written notice within three business days. The notice will tell you that the supply was temporary and that you should either change to a covered drug or file a request with the Part D plan (called an exception request) to ask for coverage.