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Ed Pratesi has made a career out of valuing businesses

Stan Simpson Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As Edward Pratesi recalls it, he was a sophomore at the University of New Haven in the mid-1960s with an errand to run at the local post office.

Anthem-Hartford HealthCare reach 3-year deal

Greg Bordonaro |

After a month and a half of acrimonious contract negotiations that led to calls for possible legislative intervention, Hartford HealthCare and Anthem announced a new three-year deal Saturday morning.

Former CT insurance exec to lead Community Health Center Assoc.

Greg Bordonaro |

The former top executive of a now defunct Connecticut insurance company has found a new home leading an association that represents the state's community health centers industry.

A hospital-insurance fight, and 'a dead zone' of care

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror |

Consumer advocates said Thursday the impact of a prolonged contract dispute between the insurer Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Hartford HealthCare, has been exacerbated by the rapid...

Policymakers eye legislative action to address HHC-Anthem stalemate

Patricia Daddona |

In the wake of the Hartford HealthCare-Anthem contract standoff, Connecticut's top two Democratic legislative leaders said they may call lawmakers into special session to introduce legislation that...

OHCA OKs $73M Hartford HealthCare deal

Matt Pilon |

Hartford HealthCare on Wednesday received the green light from the state Office of Health Care Access to affiliate with Torrington's Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Cigna to pay $2M fine for alleged violation of NY insurance law

Patricia Daddona |

Bloomfield insurer Cigna has agreed to pay a $2 million fine to the state of New York after being accused of violating that state's insurance law.

UConn doc: New blood pressure guidelines bode well for improved diagnosis, health

John Stearns |

New guidelines issued this week on the treatment of high blood pressure will greatly improve the diagnosing of hypertension and reduce the incidence of stroke, heart attack and congestive heart...

Arvinas, Genentech expand licensing agreement; deal value could exceed $650M

John Stearns |

New Haven biotech company Arvinas LLC announced it has expanded its license agreement with a California-based pharmaceutical company to develop a new class of drugs targeting disease-causing proteins.

New England Urgent Care adding primary care to mix in Enfield

John Stearns |

A West Hartford-based urgent-care operator is adding a new primary care facility to its mix as it looks to diversify and expand patient services.

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