| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:20 AM
Aetna has announced that all 2015 health plans it offers to federal workers will provide coverage for sex-change operations, a decision that follows a shift in U.S. government policy allowing insurance to pay for gender reassignment surgery.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Aetna on Tuesday morning reported strong third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations.
Net income was $594.5 million for the quarter, or $1.67 per share, compared with $518.6 million, or $1.38 per share, during the same period in 2013....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:11 AM
For two centuries, Hartford has been a center of commerce, industry and innovation. The city's businesspeople have led the way in everything from insurance to firearms, from bicycles to aircraft.
But many of Hartford's entrepreneurs never forgot the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Sam's Club announced Wednesday that it is opening a private health insurance exchange, catering to the small-business owners that make up its core customers.
The exchange is the latest effort by a major retailer to offer a service to push beyond the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The Hartford and Munich Re received high praise in a report released Wednesday ranking the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on their response to increasing climate risks.
Last year, insurance regulators in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Congress last August gave the Department of Veteran Affairs 90 days to issue medical "Choice Cards" to 9.1 million veterans enrolled in VA care.
The tight deadline of Nov. 5 won't be met, say representatives of major veteran organizations who attend...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The annual open enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 7.
During the enrollment period, seniors, those age 65 and older, can purchase a Medicare Advantage plan — a private plan that substitutes for...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:34 AM
Seniors who start shopping for private Medicare coverage on Oct. 15 will find five-star plans finally have arrived.
Five plans offered for 2015 by Doral-based CarePlus Health Plans Inc. have earned the top ranking from Medicare officials. It's the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Some small businesses in Maryland will see a small drop in health insurance premiums next year, while others will pay as much as 11 percent more to cover their workers, according to rates released by state regulators Friday.
The rates, which go into...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Connecticut Insurance Department this week modified rates proposed by health insurers for coverage in 2015, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.
These are the latest of many rate filings that began as early as the summer. Each filing is for a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....