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Joseph J. Crisco, Jr.

Legislators Ask Insurance Chief Nominee About Cigna Ties

Legislators Ask Insurance Chief Nominee About Cigna Ties

HARTFORD — Legislators on Thursday asked the governor's choice for insurance commissioner, Katharine L. Wade, about her connections to Cigna Corp., where she once worked and where her husband now works. The questions came up during her hearing before the nominations committee. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Wade, 49, of Simsbury, on March 20, pending legislative approval. Wade, who in the meantime is acting insurance commissioner, worked at Cigna Corp. from 1992 to 2013, where she held various positions, most recently as a lobbyist with the title of vice president of Public Policy, Government Affairs and U.S. Compliance. The Insurance Department regulates the industry on such...

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