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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.

New York health exchange approved

New York’s state-run health exchange was approved by the federal government Tuesday, becoming one of the first states to earn approval.

Insurance carrier enrollment drops 11 percent

In a possible indictment of federal health reform in Connecticut, private insurance carriers covered 320,000 fewer people in 2011 – an 11 percent drop.

Court ruling brings mixed response

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act’s mandate on individual insurance coverage by 2014 was received in Westchester and...

Health care and social media

Information gotten through social media has become a driver in people’s health care decisions, a report by the Health Research Institute finds.

Insurer to drop small-business health plans

Empire BlueCross Blue Shield will cut its losses by dropping group health plans used by 20,000 New York businesses.