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UnitedHealth 2Q profits jump 28%

Joe Cooper |

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc., which has a strong presence in Hartford, says it posted double-digit revenue and profit increases during the second quarter this year.

CT scientists want pain research to finally get its due, and funding

Matt Pilon |

Medical science is a noble calling, but it's often extremely competitive, and the next batch of research funding is always top of mind.

Report: Justice dept. expected to OK CVS, Aetna $69B merger

Joe Cooper |

CVS Health's approximately $69 billion proposed acquisition of Aetna is expected to be supported by U.S. antitrust enforcers, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Hartford receives $10M insurer donations; budgets for ‘18-’19

Joe Cooper |

Hartford officials on Monday confirmed receipt of a $10 million donation from Hartford's largest insurers, which pledged to financially support the city if it got its fiscal house in order.

Mental health insurance coverage is at risk

Kate Mattias |

Millions of Americans live with mental health and substance-use conditions.

W. Hartford’s SCIO Health Analytics acquired

Joe Cooper |

A New York-based operations management and analytics company has completed its $240 million purchase of West Hartford-based SCIO Health Analytics.

Hartford InsurTech Accelerator seeking applications

Joe Cooper |

Downtown Hartford's insurance technology promoter is asking tech startups to apply for its second annual accelerator program.

Tax fraud nets Newington insurance salesman 70 months in prison

Joe Cooper |

A Newington insurance salesman who attempted to trick the IRS into refunding him $14 million was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison, federal investigators said.

U.S.-Israel research foundation backs Cigna collaboration

Matt Pilon |

A U.S.-Israel foundation has awarded funding Cigna and an Israeli maker of a wrist blood oxygen sensor to collaborate on a digital care platform.

Cigna's top doc: Value-based care best hope for lowering healthcare costs

Matt Pilon |

Insurers and medical providers continue their slow, steady march toward a reimbursement system that financially rewards doctors for keeping people healthy rather than the traditional fee-for-service...

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