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Long-time Access Health CT director appointed as new CEO

MACKENZIE RIGG | CT MIRROR |

A long-time director at Access Health CT was named the new chief executive officer of the state's health insurance exchange on Thursday.

Cigna-Express deal scores federal clearance; awaits final hurdles

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna notched a major victory Monday in its quest to acquire pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts for $67 billion.

Regulators approve single-digit 2019 health premium rate hikes

Matt Pilon |

Small-group and individual health insurance premiums will rise next year on average by 3.1 percent and 2.7 percent, respectively, the Connecticut Insurance Department said Thursday.

CT to launch health data exchange next year

Joe Cooper |

After several failed attempts, Connecticut will establish its first statewide network for sharing patients' health data between hospitals and doctors with help from a $12.2 million federal grant, the...

14 of 29 states OK Cigna-Express Scripts merger

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it recently cleared another regulatory millstone for its proposed $67 billion purchase of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts.

Senate backs White House on effort to require drug prices in ads

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

The ads urging people to ask their doctors to prescribe new drugs that can tackle a host of hard-to-treat conditions — from arthritis to hepatitis C — are ubiquitous on both television...

CT holds the line on association health plans

Matt Pilon |

A recent move by the Trump administration to open an avenue for small businesses to access cheaper but skimpier health plans is a nonstarter in Connecticut, regulators say.

Travelers exec. Klenk leads CT Children's foundation board

Sean Teehan |

Jeffrey Klenk doesn't have a medical background, but the new chairman of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) Foundation has plenty of experience with the Hartford-based children's...

Anthem, ConnectiCare face 2019 rate hearing

Matt Pilon |

For the fourth year in a row, health insurers Anthem and ConnectiCare will be asked to explain in a public forum the reasons for their requested premium increases.

CVS seeks CT blessing for Aetna deal

Matt Pilon |

Eight months after CVS Health announced its intention to acquire Hartford-based Aetna for $69 billion, state regulators will weigh whether to give their blessing.

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