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Study: 434.5K CT residents face unaffordable auto insurance

Patricia Daddona |

More than 434,500 Connecticut residents live in areas that are underserved by an affordable car insurance market, according to a first-of--its-kind study by the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal...

Concrete foundation bills aplenty this session

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Lawmakers have filed numerous bills to address the crumbling foundation crisis that is plaguing many homeowners in north-central and eastern Connecticut.

Progressive advocacy group says tax hikes must be part of CT budget fix

A progressive children's advocacy group is calling for a major tax increase to help solve the state's latest budget crisis, outlining more than $3 billion in revenue-raising options.

Glastonbury insurance agency directs 50% of profits to charity

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Chad Yonker, a former hedge fund manager, never intended to own an insurance agency. In fact, his first exposure to GoodWorks Insurance — the Glastonbury-based agency whose business model is...

Hartford Hospital expansion targets high-tech training

Matt Pilon |

Last month, contractors at Hartford Hospital were installing doors and making other finishing touches on a state-backed expansion of an already bustling high-tech medical training hub.

Report: Judge expected to rule against Anthem/Cigna merger

Patricia Daddona |

The proposed $54 billion Anthem merger with Bloomfield-based Cigna is expected to be blocked, according to a New York Post story Thursday that cited multiple sources.

CT exchange wants to require broker commissions for health plans

Arielle Levin Becker | Connecticut Mirror |

Officials at Connecticut's health insurance exchange want to require insurance companies that sell health plans through the marketplace to pay commissions to agents and brokers next year, a move...

Anthem extends deadline for buying Cigna

Patricia Daddona |

Anthem Inc. said Thursday it has extended the deadline for its acquisition of Bloomfield insurer Cigna through April 30 while the U.S. government's lawsuit to stop the deal proceeds in federal court.

Cancer care network adds CT division

John Stearns |

Six Connecticut-based cancer specialists have joined Hackensack, N.J.-based Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA), a national physician-owned and –operated oncology network, RCCA announced...

Report: 2016 brought new highs in healthcare M&A activity

John Stearns |

A record 1,536 deals were reported in the healthcare sector last year, according to data shared this week by, published by Norwalk-based Irving Levin Associates.

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