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UnitedHealth profits soar at end of 2016

Patricia Daddona |

UnitedHealth Group said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profits climbed 58 percent, and nearly 25 percent for the entire year, rising on broad-based growth.

Report: CT's coastal homeowner insurance market healthy

Greg Bordonaro |

The coastal homeowner insurance market in Connecticut is healthy, despite several significant weather events in recent years that caused major damage to residential dwellings near waterways.

ConnectiCare CEO Wise to depart

Matt Pilon |

Michael Wise, CEO of Farmington-based health insurer ConnectiCare, is leaving his job at the end of the month, the company announced Thursday evening.

Meriden vaccine maker progresses with Zika vaccine

Patricia Daddona |

The Meriden-based maker of the Flublok influenza vaccine announced Thursday its lead Zika vaccine candidate performed well in pre-clinical studies.

CT home care provider settles fraud claim for $5.25M

Gregory Seay |

A Connecticut home-health agency with Hartford area operations must pay about $5.25 million to settle federal allegations of Medicaid fraud, authorities say.

Mobile app guides patients, visitors through new Stamford Hospital

John Stearns |

Stamford Health said Tuesday that its Stamford Health Find My Way application, which helps patients and visitors navigate to the new Stamford Hospital, has been downloaded nearly than 1,500 times.

How can states tackle rising medication prices?

Arielle Levin Becker | Connecticut Mirror |

States have a range of options when it comes to tackling rising prescription drug prices, an expert told Connecticut policymakers Tuesday.

Cigna expects Medicare Advantage decline of 50,000 customers

Patricia Daddona |

Bloomfield-based Cigna Corp. said it expects to add 300,000 to 500,000 total medical customers in 2017, but will face a decline of 50,000 Medicare Advantage customers, according to a Securities and...

DCP's Doolittle nominated as health care advocate

Patricia Daddona |

West Hartford lawyer Ted Doolittle has been nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve as the next state health care advocate.

Optum, surgical affiliate to combine for $2.3B

Patricia Daddona |

UnitedHealth Group's health services company Optum, which has a presence in Hartford, is buying an Illinois-based ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital provider for $2.3 billion, the...

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