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CT proposes new medical marijuana conditions coverage

Patricia Daddona |

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris is recommending new conditions be added to medical marijuana program coverage.

Cigna shakes up top leadership team

Patricia Daddona |

Bloomfield-based Cigna Corp. is replacing its chief financial officer, who is retiring this summer, and making other senior leadership changes as part a c-suite shakeup.

St. Francis adds to electronic health records capabilities

John Stearns |

Four major health systems, including St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, recently went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) to give providers access to...

Holistic health center opens in Farmington

John Stearns |

Healing practitioners are creating a holistic health center in Farmington with specialists that include naturopaths, energy healers, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, massage therapists,...

Rate of CT workplace injuries, illnesses exceeds nation's

John Stearns |

More than 36,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Connecticut's private industry employers in 2015, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent...

Fewer employers offer health insurance, fewer employees sign up

John Stearns |

The percentage of employers offering health insurance fell to 45.7 percent in 2015, the latest data available, driven largely by more small employers not offering health benefits, according to new...

School-level immunization data could be released under proposal

ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | CT Mirror |

Wondering how many children at your kid's school aren't vaccinated? If you live in Connecticut, there's no way to find out.

After failed merger, Aetna moves on $3.3B share repurchase

Patricia Daddona | 1

Hartford-based health insurer Aetna said Wednesday it will repurchase $3.3 billion of the company's common stock.

Insurance coverage mandates would face more analysis under Malloy proposal

ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | CT MIRROR |

As they do most years, Connecticut legislators are considering a host of proposals that would expand what health insurance plans must cover. This year's proposed coverage mandates include inpatient...

Insurance Dept. on target with insurance network adequacy review

With consumer protection as our primary mission, the Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) takes very seriously its regulation of the industry to ensure carriers comply with state laws and...

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