| 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...
| 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...
| 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 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: My employer is no longer going to provide health insurance and is having us buy coverage through a private exchange instead. What is a private exchange, and what does this mean for our coverage?
A: A private exchange is a health insurance marketplace,...
| 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 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 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 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...