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  • Avon-based Magellan Health Services To Have A New CEO Starting Jan. 1

    Magellan Health Services Inc. will have a new chief executive at the start of the year as current CEO René Lerer steps down to become a full-time executive chairman. The change is part of a transition to take place over several years. Barry M. Smith will...
  • Malpractice awards should be capped

    The recent article about the large amount of settlements in malpractice claims reveals the inequities in the medical system and how the trial lawyers continue to be getting favorable treatment while the actual delivery of medical care is controlled ("...
  • Labor Day holds special meaning for the nation's veterans

    For more than 100 years, the first Monday in September — Labor Day — has included parades, picnics and most importantly, a day off from work. Labor Day differs from every other holiday in that it does not honor a specific person, group, or...
  • Winners In The Health Care Sector: Helping Workers Adapt

    Health care has remained a bright spot in a sluggish job market, thanks in part to an aging population as well as health care reform measures that require new technologies, training and education. Connecticut health-related companies are marching...
  • As Doctor Use Increases, Insurers Look To Raise Rates, Too

    As Doctor Use Increases, Insurers Look To Raise Rates, Too
    Health insurers say Connecticut residents are visiting their doctors more frequently and, perhaps not surprisingly, those insurers are asking to raise their rates on average 10 to 12 percent next year, meaning medical premiums continue to grow much faster...
  • UnitedHealth To Acquire Brazil's Largest Health Care Company For $4.9 Billion

     UnitedHealth To Acquire Brazil's Largest Health Care Company For $4.9 Billion
    UnitedHealth Group's plans to spend $4.9 billion on Brazil's biggest health care company is the insurer's priciest acquisition in years, giving it a huge stake in Latin America as U.S. companies compete for a rapidly growing middle-class market around the...
  • Emanuel teams with soft-drink giants to combat obesity

    Emanuel teams with soft-drink giants to combat obesity
    New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
  • ComPsych CEO a psychologist by training who has listened to his head

    ComPsych CEO a psychologist by training who has listened to his head
    Richard Chaifetz built his company and career in Chicago, but it's 300 miles southwest of here where he's a household name.    ComPsych Corp., the company Chaifetz started in 1984, grew into a worldwide provider of employee assistance programs to...
  • Chicago technology venture capital scorecard for 2011

    Chicago technology venture capital scorecard for 2011
    When technology startups are ready to turbocharge their growth, whether that means quickly expanding into new m arkets or hiring additional talent, they often turn to venture capital firms. These investors are typically interested in backing early-...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Harvard Pilgrim Wants To Compete In Connecticut's Health Insurance Market

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. wants to break into the Connecticut health insurance market, taking on five large health-insurers that dominate the market, which is home turf for four of them — Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in...