| Jun 2, 2015
| 11:34 AM
Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing double-digit rate hikes for 2016 Florida plans sold on the health insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's law.
According to preliminary rate data released Monday by the federal government,...
| May 29, 2015
| 7:32 PM
With Medicaid enrollment growing nationally and in Pennsylvania, the federal government is proposing new oversight of privately administered Medicaid plans, tightening profit guidelines for insurers and keeping a closer eye on doctor availability for...
| May 24, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Let's say it's a Saturday night and you've developed a rash, or you're on vacation in another state and you've started feeling ill. Depending on your health plan, you might be able to get help by opening a computer or turning on your smartphone.
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:36 AM
Local Band Heads to Hollywood
ENFIELD - The local band "Drained Glory" is heading to Hollywood for a movie premier in which two of their newest songs "Finally Safe" and "No Mercy" (both soon to be released) will be featured in the movie "Street The...
| May 21, 2015
| 4:57 AM
A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students...
| May 20, 2015
| 7:30 AM
"Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" raises more than $19,000
WINDSOR - Nutmeg Senior Rides Annual "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" netted over $19,000. Proceeds from the event are used to provide door-through-door service for seniors and the visually impaired....
| May 15, 2015
| 4:49 PM
A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets.
None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
| May 11, 2015
| 7:10 PM
Has anyone but me come to the conclusion that what Americans need is not health care reform but rather health insurance reform.
Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Humana and others are the ones telling us, and the physicians we see and need, what procedures,...
| May 10, 2015
As Sivan Schondorf walked into her geneticist's office she immediately noticed her sympathetic smile, a warning sign the prognosis wasn't good.
"We're going to tell you right away that you're positive for the mutation," her genetic counselor said,...
| May 6, 2015
| 12:30 PM
When you're dealing with a medical condition or disease, you want to find the best treatment without a lot of hassle from your insurer. But insurers may deny coverage for the specialist your doctor recommended, or send you a bill for care you thought...
| May 6, 2015
| 8:00 AM
For the third time since 2013, California's managed-care regulator has criticized health insurance giant Aetna Inc. for imposing an excessive rate hike on small employers.
The nation's third-largest health insurer is raising rates by 19.2%, on average,...