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CT docs in line for $2.2M from United Healthcare

Health insurer United Healthcare, which maintains downtown Hartford offices, said it has awarded $2.2 million in bonus payments to nearly 50 Connecticut doctors in its Medicare Advantage program.

Knee, hip surgery business flourishes amid aging population

John Stearns |

Older residents are determined, more than ever, not to let age slow them down. To see the impact that's having look no further than doctors who do hip and knee replacements: They're busy, very busy.

Anthem reaches $48B deal to acquire Cigna

Indianapolis health insurer Anthem said it has signed an approximately $48.4 billion agreement to acquire Bloomfield’s Cigna Corp.

Half of recent insurance exchange enrollees didn’t have coverage

Half of the people who purchased commercial health insurance plans offered by the state’s exchange in the most recent open enrollment period did not have prior coverage, officials revealed...

Cigna shares up on deal reports

Shares of Bloomfield health insurer Cigna opened higher Thursday morning following a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday night that a $48 billion acquisition by Anthem could be imminent.

Fla. insurance agency continues CT expansion

Florida-based AssuredPartners said Wednesday that it has acquired its third Connecticut insurance broker.

Travelers' 2Q earnings jump on underwriting gain

The Travelers Cos. grew its profits 19 percent in the second quarter, thanks to calmer weather that chopped in half the property and casualty insurer's catastrophe expenses.

Westport’s McMahon seated on Phoenix board

Andrew J. McMahon, founder of a Westport insurance-analytics advisory, has joined the board of Hartford insurer The Phoenix Cos. Inc.

Hartford Healthcare in partnership talks with Day Kimball

Five-hospital health system Hartford Healthcare said Thursday that it is exploring a partnership with Putnam's Day Kimball Healthcare that could lead to a formal affiliation.

CHC lands $1.2M nursing grant

Middletown-based Community Health Center Inc. said it has received a $1.2 million federal grant to expand its nurse care-coordination program across its Connecticut locations.

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