| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:18 AM
Aetna closed 2014 by matching Wall Street earnings expectations, and the insurer raised its forecast for 2015 thanks in part to a price break it got on some expensive hepatitis C treatments.
The nation's third-largest health insurer said Tuesday that it...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Buried in debt, Centinela hospital of Inglewood was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2007. It had lost $50 million in four years, and local officials worried that it might close — following the path of several other South Los Angeles hospitals.
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Is the practice of mindfulness and meditation ultimately compatible with the cutthroat ethos of capitalism?
This is the question at the heart of David Gelles' intriguing, timely and enjoyable new book, "Mindful Work, How Meditation Is Changing...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:12 PM
So far during Obamacare open enrollment, Land of Lincoln Health has signed up 27,500 Illinoisans for coverage, the company said Wednesday, a marked increase over last year.
Other insurance companies, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Aetna Inc., the nation's third-largest health insurer, said it would increase its minimum wage to $16 an hour in April.
The move would boost the pay of about 5,700 workers, including about 250 in California, according to the company.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini told employees at a meeting Monday the company is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour in April.
It will be a pay boost for about 5,700 employees, of which 26 are in Connecticut. Most of the employees who will benefit...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Palm Beach County residents don't need more reasons to boast.
But here's one to add to the pile: Health-insurance policies for individuals and families sold under the new Affordable Care Act regulations are in most cases priced lower in Palm Beach County...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital.
| 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...
| 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...