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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.

The Phoenix taps McNeill as chief bookkeeper

Gregory Seay |

The Phoenix Cos. Inc. tapped one of The Hartford's former accounting chiefs to oversee the Hartford insurer's embattled bookkeeping operations, its second hire for that slot in two years.

Insurance group makes second CT buy of 2014

Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said it has acquired insurance brokerage Cowles & Connell, which has operations in Meriden.

PwC: CT to avg. 5.1% increase in 2015 health insurance premiums

Connecticut 2015 individual health insurance premium proposals have averaged a 5.1 percent rate increase, which puts the state below the national average, according to an analysis by...

CT exchange’s enrollment success cited in Kaiser study

A case study by the Kaiser Family Foundation cited health insurance exchanges in Connecticut and three other states as having successful enrollment strategies.

The Phoenix made money in 2013

The Phoenix Cos. Inc. returned to black in 2013, netting $5.1 million, according to the Hartford insurer’s delayed filing of its annual report with securities regulators.

Wolcott medical group acquired by national provider

California’s IPC The Hospitalist Company Inc., which employs 1,700 physicians across the country, said it has acquired GeriCare LLC in Wolcott.

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