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Study: Doc-dispensed drugs as much as 60% more expensive

Prices for physician-dispensed drugs in Connecticut are falling, but remain up to 60 percent higher than pharmacy drugs, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Voya buys back more shares from former parent

Voya Financial, which has more than 1,500 employees at its Windsor campus, said it is once again buying back shares from its former parent company, Dutch banking and financial services provider ING...

Former Hartford insurance exec out at United Healthcare

United Health Group said it has replaced the CEO of its United Healthcare subsidiary, which has Hartford operations.

Smith Brothers Insurance buys Chester agency

Glastonbury’s Smith Brothers Insurance said it has acquired the assets of Chester’s Archambault Insurance.

Conning to be acquired by Taiwan's Cathay in $240M deal

The largest financial services provider in Taiwan has approved the acquisition of Hartford insurance-asset manager Conning Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries for up to $240 million, the two...

Access Health picks Maine data contractor for claims database

The state's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, said it has selected Maine-based Onpoint Health Data to prove data management and analytics services for its all payer claims database.

Aetna redeems higher interest debt through $750M offering

Hartford health insurer Aetna said it has sold $750 million worth of bonds, which it will use to redeem outstanding notes that have a higher interest rate.

Cigna, CT medical society's IPA sign collaborative care deal

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it has signed a collaborative care arrangement with the Connecticut State Medical Society's independent practice association.

Phoenix Cos.' catch-up filing bares 2Q loss

The Phoenix Cos. Inc. narrowed its loss in the second quarter and first half of this year, the Hartford insurer's delayed filing shows.

Regulators to consider more health conditions for medical marijuana

The state Department of Consumer Protection will hold a hearing later this month to consider adding four new health conditions that can qualify patients to legally purchase medical marijuana.

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