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ConnectiCare to stop selling small group policies

The company said it "can no longer offer competitively priced fully insured small employer products in this market."

Connecticut Insurance Department approves double-digit rate hikes for health providers

Attorney General Tong called the hikes "among the highest in the country."

Health care lessons learned from the pandemic

Bucello noted that “over 40% of U.S, employees do not feel that quality mental health care is easy to find.”

Access Health CT launches Broker Academy to address insurance coverage disparities

The inaugural class of the program will launch June 1.

Average household pays $21K per year on recurring bills

New York was cited for high housing costs and low health insurance expenses.

Healthfirst unveils Medicare Advantage Plan for 2021

Healthfirst serves residents in downstate New York including Westchester, Orange and Sullivan counties.

Anthem, ConnectiCare seeking rate hikes on Access Health CT exchange

Anthem is seeking a 9.9% average increase in its individual policies, and a 9.5% rise in its small group policies. ConnectiCare is asking for an average increase of 5.5% for individuals but a 0.2% decrease in its small group policies.

Suite Talk: Alan Murray, president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield

"Technology is expanding and our competitors are looking at it in different ways," said Murray.

Anthem, ConnectiCare seek major rate hikes for 2018

The highest proposed rate increase is a jaw-dropping 52.1 percent.

HealthyCT suspended by state in latest negative development for health exchange

HealthyCT customers, covered under their current policies until December 31, and will have to enroll in a new plan.

AmeriCares opens free Stamford health clinic

Mobile clinic will provide care for uninsured residents.

Uninsured rate drops 10%

Roughly 100,000 gained access to health insurance in 2011.

Editorial: Promises made, but work remains

Kevin Counihan, CEO of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, has set the bar high. Let’s see if he and his staff can deliver

Health care reform, the rising cost of insurance and HSAs

HSAs and HDHPs continue to offer employers and employees a flexible way to manage and reduce health care costs, especially as banks develop more sophisticated and convenient product sets that benefit both business and personal banking customers.

Department of Financial Services cuts insurance increase requests

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Department of Financial Services has cut health insurance rate increases to control the cost of health care.