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ConnectiCare's strategy shift: growing consumer focus

Matt Pilon |

Mid-sized health insurer ConnectiCare competes with the big dogs for in-state customers, and in recent years it's managed to stake out a dominant position in several challenging lines of business.

How CT aims to innovate its way into the 'New Economy'

Gregory Seay |

State Sen. John Fonfara has crafted a novel economic-development blueprint that aims to reshape and elevate the state's fledgling innovation ecosystem.

Hallmark will lay off 534 by June

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

All but 18 of Hallmark Cards Inc.'s remaining 552 workers will be out of work by the end of June, as the company winds down operations at its 25 Bacon Road warehouse, the company said this week.

State approves $105M ECHN deal with restrictions

Matt Pilon |

Attorney General George Jepsen and the Office of Health Care Access have issued draft decisions greenlighting a California company’s acquisition of Eastern Connecticut Health Network, but have...

St. Francis settles pension suit for $107M

John Stearns| Matt Pilon |

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $107 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it underfunded its pension plan.

Newtown psychiatrist settles false-claims allegations

John Stearns |

A Newtown psychiatrist has agreed to a $422,641.70 joint federal-state settlement and will enter into a compliance program to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims for payments to...

Bristol woman, two others face charges of healthcare fraud

A federal grand jury in New Haven has indicted Ronnette Brown, 43, of Bristol, on 23 counts of healthcare fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud for allegedly billing Medicaid...

Longtime director of Manchester's Community Child Guidance Clinic to retire

John Stearns |

Clifford Johnson, executive director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic in Manchester, will retire July 1 after 47 years at the clinic.

CT Health Centers get $850K break on broadband costs

John Stearns |

A special federal fund is offsetting $849,309 of broadband and Internet/Ethernet costs for three Connecticut Federally Qualified Health Centers that are members of the Simsbury-based American...

Survey finds few workers prepared for disabilities

A new survey of workers finds most aren’t prepared if injury or sickness put them out of work for more than a few days and most lack a plan for sustaining their income.

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