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CT gets $5.5M grant to combat opioid abuse

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut is receiving $5.5 million from the federal government to deal with the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, authorities say.

CT Insurance Dept. updates online licensing

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut’s Insurance Department has launched a new licensing web site to improve customer service for nearly 200,000 agents, brokers, adjusters and other licensees.

Travelers 1Q net declines 11%

Patricia Daddona |

The Travelers Cos. Inc. posted an 11 percent drop in first-quarter profits as catastrophe losses ate into the insurer's bottom line.

Danbury Hospital awarded $4.5M grant to address social and healthcare needs

John Stearns |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Danbury Hospital a five-year, $4.5 million grant to establish the CMS Accountable Health Communities Model, which aims to address...

Malta House's Hartford health coach program nets $150K donation

John Stearns |

The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation has funded a new health coach program at Malta House of Care mobile medical clinic in Hartford to help uninsured patients with chronic disease better manage...

Hartford HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare agree to new deal

John Stearns |

Hartford HealthCare and UnitedHealthcare agreed to a new multiyear network relationship deal ahead of an April 15 deadline, avoiding possible higher out-of-pocket costs for insured customers using...

Report: Health care M&A deals rise in 1Q

John Stearns |

Healthcare merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter of 2017 rose 7 percent over the fourth quarter of 2016 and 6 percent over first quarter 2016, according to a report from...

Hospitals, insurers grapple with affordability puzzle

Matt Pilon |

Health providers and insurers are often at odds, but at a midweek healthcare forum in Southington, the two sides said they agree on at least a few things.

Report: CT low in CDC health funding

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut ranks near the bottom per capita -- 35th -- for grants received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at a time when the federal health agency's funding is falling,...

Hartford's Malta House among CVS grant recipients

John Stearns |

The Malta House of Care Inc. in Hartford is among 33 free and charitable clinics receiving grants from the CVS Health Foundation to support chronic disease management and prevention, improved care...

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