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Senate OKs ban-the-box bill

A bill that prohibits most employers from asking about criminal histories during the job application process is heading to the governor's desk.

Merger costs dent Cigna's 1Q profits; outlook improves

Bloomfield-based Cigna reported a slight drop in its first-quarter profits, but still beat analysts' estimates thanks to an increase in operating revenues.

CT approves Nassau-Phoenix Cos. $217.2 M deal

Keith Griffin |

The Connecticut Department of Insurance has signed off on Nassau Reinsurance Group Holdings' $217.2 million purchase of Hartford insurer The Phoenix Cos.

State confirms first positive Zika test of a pregnant CT woman

John Stearns |

The Connecticut Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced that a pregnant Connecticut woman has tested positive for Zika virus.

CMS OKs CT Medicaid reimbursement for electronic consultations

John Stearns |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved payment by Medicaid to federally qualified health centers in Connecticut for electronic consultations with medical specialists, according...

Old Lyme behavioral health services firm makes Calif. purchase

John Stearns |

Old Lyme-based MedOptions, an outsourced provider of behavioral health services to skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities, has agreed to acquire San Diego-based Vericare, the second largest...

1Q healthcare M&A deals decline

John Stearns |

There were fewer healthcare merger and acquisitions in the first quarter this year than in fourth quarter 2015, but the value of the deals soared, according to new data from Health Care M&A News...

Malloy warns legislators budget delay can't avoid tough choices

Mike Savino, Journal Inquirer |

Democratic House leaders said Wednesday they'd given up on passing a state budget before midnight - the end of the legislative session. Gov. Malloy warned them not to use it as a tactic to avoid...

$100M budget gap between governor, legislature

Mike Savino | Journal Inquirer | 1

Democratic legislative leaders say that disagreements with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on how to close a budget deficit next year still total more than $100 million, despite a third budget proposal

Senate OKs med. marijuana for minors

A bill that would allow minors to qualify for registration in the state’s medical marijuana program is headed to Gov. Dannel P Malloy’s desk.

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