| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:08 PM
A human rights group this week gave nine large Connecticut companies perfect scores for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization, rated 781 companies for its 2015...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:35 PM
This year, Courant carriers – paperboys and girls -- shared their memories with us on Facebook, in email, in typewritten and handwritten letters. We thought we'd share them with you – they made us laugh, smile and even cry.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:37 PM
The Connecticut Insurance Department has struck down proposed increases to health insurance plans offered by Cigna Corp. and Time Insurance Co.
Cigna Health & Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Cigna Corp., filed a rate request with an average 15.23...
| 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 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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:00 PM
WellPoint Inc. raised its 2014 earnings forecast again and trumped third-quarter expectations as the overhaul of the healthcare system adds millions of people to the nation's health insurance rolls, and at a lower cost than was expected at the nation's...
| 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.