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CT Insurance Dept. updates online licensing

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut’s Insurance Department has launched a new licensing web site to improve customer service for nearly 200,000 agents, brokers, adjusters and other licensees.

Travelers 1Q net declines 11%

Patricia Daddona |

The Travelers Cos. Inc. posted an 11 percent drop in first-quarter profits as catastrophe losses ate into the insurer's bottom line.

Hartford HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare agree to new deal

John Stearns |

Hartford HealthCare and UnitedHealthcare agreed to a new multiyear network relationship deal ahead of an April 15 deadline, avoiding possible higher out-of-pocket costs for insured customers using...

Hospitals, insurers grapple with affordability puzzle

Matt Pilon |

Health providers and insurers are often at odds, but at a midweek healthcare forum in Southington, the two sides said they agree on at least a few things.

Cigna: Progress in opioid epidemic

John Stearns |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna Inc. says its customers' use of prescribed opioids has declined nearly 12 percent in the past year – about halfway to achieving the company's goal of 25 percent...

Ghosts of Hartford's past power brokers hover over insurers' $50M pledge

Gregory Seay |

The recent $50 million pledge to Hartford from three major insurers headquartered in the city recalled a time generations ago when the civic, economic and cultural interests and future of the city...

MassMutual makes cuts at Enfield office

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. plans to cut its overall payroll by around 1 percent, a company official said, including its Enfield office.

Aetna to quit Iowa’s ACA exchange, may leave all others

Ana Radelat | CT Mirror |

Aetna announced Thursday it is leaving Iowa’s Affordable Care Act marketplace and is considering abandoning the three remaining state exchanges it sells policies in this year.

Small community hospitals struggle to avoid a downward spiral


Bristol Hospital President and CEO Kurt Barwis has been sending policymakers a report that paints a grim picture of the future of small community hospitals like the one he runs.

As costs rise, will narrow network insurance plans catch on in CT?


Would you buy a health plan that covered fewer hospitals and doctors if the premiums were 10 percent less?

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