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Anthem-Hartford HealthCare dispute spurs loud call for legislation


Connecticut state officials heard a renewed call on Tuesday for legislative action to avoid another disruption in health care like the one caused by the contract standoff between Hartford HealthCare...

As Griebel exits MetroHartford role, gubernatorial run may be next

Gregory Seay |

To R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel's way of thinking, Connecticut and Greater Hartford may not posses the natural resources and enticing climate of more alluring regions competing...

Technology forces insurance regulators to innovate, too

As insurance companies increasingly look to new technologies to change the way they price risk, interact with customers and develop new products, the industry is also grabbing the attention of...

Hartford pushing to become InsurTech innovation center

John Stearns |

Hartford would be the capital for more than state government if various executives fulfill their vision to make the city a hub for insurance technology, for which key early seeds are about to be...

CT woos captive insurers, but economic impact unclear

Matt Pilon |

It's been about five years since Connecticut changed its laws with the hope that it could build up an industry of so-called captive insurers, and so far, it appears to be working.

Q&A with CSMS President Dr. Steven C. Thornquist

John Stearns |

Dr. Steven C. Thornquist, a board-certified ophthalmologist who practices pediatric ophthalmology at The Eye Care Group in Waterbury, has a platform to focus on important medical issues...

Middletown insurance broker acquired by NYC firm

Patricia Daddona |

Middletown broker KGS Insurance Services has been acquired by a New York City-based firm for an undisclosed sum.

Ed Pratesi has made a career out of valuing businesses

Stan Simpson Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As Edward Pratesi recalls it, he was a sophomore at the University of New Haven in the mid-1960s with an errand to run at the local post office.

A hospital-insurance fight, and 'a dead zone' of care

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror |

Consumer advocates said Thursday the impact of a prolonged contract dispute between the insurer Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Hartford HealthCare, has been exacerbated by the rapid...

Low-income health insurance funding could run dry

Matt Pilon |

Federal funds that help provide health insurance to Connecticut children and pregnant women in low-to-moderate-income families who don't qualify for Medicaid are expected to run out by February or...

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