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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...

CT insurance watchdog probes NY broker

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut regulators are investigating a New York insurance broker who is under a cease and desist order by the U.S. Department of Labor over alleged employer health plan violations.

Worker's comp rates to drop 14%

Matt Pilon |

Worker's compensation insurance rates will be 14 percent lower starting Jan. 1, the Connecticut Insurance Department announced.

Trump admin. allows employers to opt out of ACA’s contraception mandate

Virginia E. McGarrity and Alisha N. Sullivan | 2

While the Republican-controlled Congress has tried and failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Trump Administration has continued its war on the ACA through a series of...

Millennial demands driving next generation of employee benefits

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Earlier this year, Bloomfield health insurance giant Cigna unveiled a new policy that allows employees to take up to four weeks of paid leave for needs such as caring for a newborn or an ill family...

Access Health navigates 2018 challenges

Matt Pilon |

With President Donald Trump's and Congressional Republicans' near-constant attacks on Obamacare swirling, and the shortest-ever open enrollment period set to begin Nov. 1, Access Health...

ConnectiCare to offer plans on CT's small biz exchange

John Stearns |

Farmington-based ConnectiCare has announced it will offer plans on Connecticut's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange, offered through Access Health CT, in 2018.

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