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Casle’s Gateway medical-office template is it — for now

Gregory Seay |

As physicians, hospitals and other caregivers become more specialized and decentralized, so, too, are the varieties of treatment spaces they need.

Dentists are entrepreneurs without business training

Greg Bordonaro |

Most Connecticut dentists operate solo practices, but the irony is few of them have much formal training running a business.

CT dentists weigh consolidation prospects

Greg Bordonaro |

Dr. Greg Schwab spent years helping grow his Stamford dental practice before back problems made it difficult for him to treat patients, eventually forcing the 47-year-old to hang up his tongue...

Anthem will have 2015 rate decrease

Customers of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, which had unsuccessfully asked regulators to approve a rate increase for its individual insurance plans, will actually see a slight decrease come Jan. 1,...

Phoenix Life's 2Q dips into red

The Phoenix Cos. Inc.'s main life-insurance unit lost money in the second quarter despite improved financial performance in wealth-products distribution.

Fitch downgrades L+M for labor strike

Fitch Ratings said it has downgraded the credit rating of $50.7 million in state bonds issued three years ago on behalf of New London’s Lawrence + Memorial Hospital because of the care...

Cigna expands private exchange

After launching its own private insurance exchange in select markets earlier this year, Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it will expand the exchange across all of its U.S. markets starting Sept.

Wellpoint changing name to Anthem

Indiana insurer WellPoint Inc., which does business in Connecticut, said it plans to change its name back to Anthem by the end of the year.

Credit downgrade means big price jump for CT homeowners

Connecticut homeowners whose credit scores drop from “excellent” to “poor” see an average homeowner's insurance price increase of 109 percent, according to an analysis by...

S&P downgrades Phoenix subsidiaries on capital adequacy

Standard & Poors said it has downgraded the financial strength rating of The Phoenix Cos.' insurance subsidiaries over concerns of the Hartford insurer's weakened capital position.

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