What impact does Connecticut's health insurance have on the state's economy?

Let's start with the 25,000 people who work in the industry—not to mention the 23,000-plus additional jobs the sector supports in ancillary industries.

A 2019 Connecticut Economic Research Center report shows the sector pays $5.2 billion in wages and benefits annually, with an average salary of $123,000.

The industry also generates $15.5 billion economic activity annually, pays over $209 million in state taxes, and provides $101 million in funding for public health and welfare programs.