| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain. The festival is part of Girlcott, a long series of events that shine a light on...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...