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High premiums slow long-term care insurance sales to a trickle

Matt Pilon |

When Dr. Milton Wallack and his wife Joan bought long-term care insurance in 1995, they thought it was a smart financial move.

CT ponders an individual mandate — and two vastly different penalties


A legislative committee aired two bills Thursday that would establish a state individual health care mandate and push back on Congress’s recent repeal of the Obamacare penalty, but the bills...

UHart, UConn collab on insurtech courses

Matt Pilon |

Hartford has recently upped its efforts at becoming a hub for insurance technology, and now two of the city's colleges are working together to craft undergraduate and graduate insurtech curricula.

Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67B deal

HBJ Staff and CNNMoney |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna has announced plans to buy pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts in a deal valued at $67 billion, including debt worth $15 billion.

Nonprofit targets Hartford for erasing medical debt

John Stearns |

NBC and Telemundo-owned Television Stations Group said they've donated $150,000 to a nonprofit that will locate, buy and forgive $15 million of medical debt owed by people in Hartford and 10 other...

Yale, Silver Hill team up on behavioral health for biz professionals

John Stearns |

Yale New Haven Health, Yale Medicine and high-end New Canaan psychiatric facility Silver Hill Hospital say they’ve created a new mental health and substance abuse treatment program for working...

Report: CT ranks No. 6 for women, infants and children's health

John Stearns |

Connecticut ranks sixth nationally for the overall health for women, infants and children, according to a new UnitedHealthcare report.

Travelers tests virtual reality pain treatment for orthopedic injuries

John Stearns |

The Travelers Cos. says it's exploring whether virtual reality can help those with injuries to the lower back and extremities better manage pain.

Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care opens 10th location

John Stearns |

The 10th Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care in the Greater Hartford metro area opened Monday in Windsor.

Dwindling oversight heightens concern over medical, mental health care for inmates


Early one recent morning, an inmate at the state's lone women's prison gave birth in her prison cell.

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