The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care’s bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs.
Connecticut is considering imposing a state review whenever prescription drug prices rise beyond a certain threshold.
Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan announced yesterday the creation of a new health plan through the formation of a joint venture, CarePartners of Connecticut Inc. This is the first collaboration of its kind in Connecticut.
Ion Insurance Corp. has acquired an independent Cheshire insurance agency in a transaction that will nearly double its size.
Ion Insurance Corp., a full-service independent insurance brokerage affiliated with Ion Bank, has hired Lisa SanAngelo as vice president and COO.
A man from Richton Park, Illinois, was charged with six counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft stemming from a scheme to defraud state unemployment insurance programs in Connecticut and several other states.
Connecticut officials are transferring health care services for prison inmates from UConn Health to the Correction Department amid concerns over prisoner deaths and other problems.
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered nearly $7 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2017 by helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints.
Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.”
After a nationwide search, Trinity Health of New England will install a new CEO in the spring. Reginald J. Eadie will be the system’s new president and CEO, beginning on March 26. Eadie will replace Roger Spoelman, who has served as interim president and CEO since Christopher Dadlez stepped down at the end of 2017.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed Victoria Veltri to serve as executive director of the state’s Office of Health Strategy, a new state office created through the consolidation of several existing resources as part of the bipartisan state budget that was adopted in October.
New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city.
Leadership Greater Hartford received a $2,400 sponsorship award from Aetna in support of four youth to attend their Summer Nexus youth leadership development program.
Connecticut lawmakers are expected to move forward next week with plans to restore funding for a program that helps about 140,000 seniors pay for Medicare expenses, despite a last-minute decision by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to further delay the planned eligibility cuts.
Connecticut residents are running out of time to sign up through the state’s online health insurance exchange for coverage starting in the new year.
Connecticut lawmakers say they’ll likely pass a plan in the new year to permanently replenish funds to a program that helps cover Medicare-related expenses for tens of thousands of indigent senior citizens and people with disabilities.
If there is one thing that 2017 has taught us, it’s that uncertainty is certain. From international dealings to domestic policy, no time has been as uncertain as now. There’s no exception when talking about the National Flood Insurance Program.
The California Department of Insurance is seeking to suspend or revoke Wells Fargo & Co.’s licenses for alleged improper insurance sales practices related to the company’s online insurance referral program.
U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp. said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire Hartford-based U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring health care spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies.
Connecticut lawmakers were urged Tuesday to consider ways to possibly avoid or mitigate any future contract impasses between insurance companies and health care systems, like the seven-week dispute between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that affected tens of thousands of residents.
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