| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Health insurance giant Aetna Inc. is imposing excessive rate hikes on more than 5,000 small employers, according to California's insurance commissioner.
Commissioner Dave Jones lashed out Thursday at the third-largest U.S. health insurer for raising...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A consumer organization and an anonymous HIV/AIDS patient are suing Aetna in federal court, claiming the insurer discriminates against people with HIV/AIDS by requiring them to buy medications through the mail starting Jan. 1.
The plaintiffs say the...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The software and Internet explosion in Silicon Valley was still years away when Sukhminder Grewal worked there as a nuclear engineer for General Electric in the '80s.
But when Yale School of Medicine recruited Grewal's wife, a post-doctoral immunologist...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:40 AM
There's no tidy way to summarize the state of innovation and invention in Connecticut, as enterprises have grown from numerous directions, each with its own tradition.
It's safe to say that big corporations such as United Technologies, Pfizer and the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Aetna announced an agreement Monday to spend $400 million acquiring bswift, a Chicago technology company that offers a retail style platform for health insurance.
The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year. It will be funded with...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini is joining the board of directors for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Springfield.
MassMutual announced three new board members Wednesday. All three will be up for re-election at the April 2015 annual...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:37 PM
For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself.
While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance coverage.
In a one-sentence...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Gail K. Boudreaux, CEO of UnitedHealthcare, is leaving the company amid a change in top level management by the insurer's parent company, UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka, Minn.
Boudreaux, 54, announced Wednesday she is departing though it did not say...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The low-key start of the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period Saturday marked an improvement over last year's disastrous launch, but consumers and officials face a new set of challenges in the coming months.
The federal website appeared to...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:21 PM
HARTFORD — Federal health care reform gave more people medical coverage but did not adequately address the rising cost of health care, top insurance executives said Thursday at an industry convention.
If there's a benefit to the rising costs of...