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Connecticut Consumer Resources

If you live in Connecticut, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of state resources for you. These highlight various programs and organizations put in place in Connecticut’s state government that might prove helpful to you. If you are searching for more information on state agencies, legal information, health, educational, or financial resources, this is a great place to start.

The links below will provide you with a basic overview of what the site has to offer, along with any necessary contact information.

STATE AGENCIES

Attorney General – This is a good one stop shop for many consumer needs. You can read up on current consumer issues, as well as news and announcements for product recalls. You can fill out a complaint form if you have had problems with a product or service. You may also view any press releases from the Attorney General’s office.

Insurance Department – Any questions you could have about any insurance provider in Connecticut can be found here. Whether you’re just looking for general information or you’re looking to verify a license, the resources are available here. You can conduct searches for almost any type of insurance, and can even file a complaint on the site if necessary.

Public Utilities – Find more information about the utilities you are using in Connecticut. You can find energy efficiency information on how to make your bills lower. You can file a complaint over a utilities provider. You can also discover your rights and responsibilities as a utilities consumer. You can reach the department at 1-800-382-4586.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – If you are looking to pursue a small claims court case, this site should prove helpful to you. You can view cost limits, as well as legal proceedings involved in the case. You can also find out different provisions that Connecticut allows for its legal system.

EDUCATION

Department of Education – If you are in search of any educational resources, the Department of Education probably has the answers. You can read about various programs and organizations, or learn about upcoming educational events put on by the department. There are special resources specifically for teachers, parents, and students.

FINANCIAL

Department of Social Services – Through this website you will find resources that provide financial assistance to those who qualify. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a program that is highlighted on the site. Details about other programs are highlighted, as well as requirements are listed in order to be eligible for assistance.

HEALTH

Department of Public Health – General health information can be found here. Health reform links outlining the changes are available on the site. You can view laws and regulations, as well as information provided to the public on this site. You can also do an alphabetical search for any article subject in health care you might want to know more about.

Office of the Healthcare Advocate – This site will give you resources on providers and health plans available to you. You can review the health laws and even find a plan that fits you. News release concerning health care plans and developments are highlighted on the front page. You can also call 1-866-HMO-4446 to reach the office directly.

SAFETY

Department of Public Safety – This resource serves to protect the public. Available on this site is sex offender registry, reports and records, and emergency telecommunications links. You can also explore the state police or fire marshal jobs through this website.

EMPLOYMENT

Job & Volunteer Opportunities – Get involved in the community and the workforce through resources found on this site. You can find volunteer opportunities as well as employment openings by navigating through the links. If you’re new to town, or looking for a job, this is a great website to visit.

Employment Connection – Through this resource, you can learn how to get a state job, view state examinations, and test preparation guides. State agency jobs are posted in the website. You can view employee benefits and FAQs concerning exams and jobs. You can also download and employment application through the site.