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The Hartford’s CEO Re-elected Chairman of Insurance association’s Board

Christopher J. Swift, chairman and CEO of The Hartford, was re-elected chairman of The American Insurance Association's (AIA) board of directors at its March board meeting. Swift was...

Higher rates lead to health plan market-share struggle

Matt Pilon |

So far this year, Avon employee-benefits firm Robert Hensley & Associates has switched 75 percent of its small business customers to a new health insurance carrier.

Wyman supports establishing health strategy office in CT

John Stearns |

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman testified this week in support of legislation seeking to bring Connecticut's healthcare reform work under a proposed Office of Health Strategy (OHS) to streamline efforts to...

Clock ticking on Hartford HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare contract negotiations

John Stearns |

Hartford HealthCare posted a letter to patients on its website this week informing those with coverage from UnitedHealthcare and its subsidiary, Oxford Health Plans, that they could face higher...

Key steps to fend off a cyberattack

Jonathan Stone |

It's no longer enough to be small or lucky. These days, cyberattacks affect businesses of all sizes and types. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses are now the target of 65 percent of...

Travelers to buy UK online broker for $490M

Patricia Daddona |

Property casualty insurer The Travelers Cos. Inc., which has a major Hartford presence, said Monday it has agreed to acquire a small business online insurance broker in the United Kingdom for about...

Windsor insurer Vantis' credit rating upgraded post-merger

Patricia Daddona |

Insurance ratings agency A.M. Best has upgraded the credit rating of Windsor's Vantis Life Insurance Co. following the company's merger with Horsham, Pa.-based Penn Life Mutual Insurance Co.

CT Medicaid dental provider exceeds $3M in uncompensated care for uninsured

John Stearns | 1

Kool Smiles dentists, which provide dental care for underserved children and families at five locations in Connecticut, have provided $3.6 million in uncompensated dental care since 2009, the company...

What the GOP Obamacare replacement bill means for you and CT

ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | CT MIRROR |

Members of Congress will begin moving forward today with efforts to pass the American Health Care Act, a proposal to replace many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the health law...

Amid consolidation, CT benefits firms bet on multi-state alliance

John Stearns |

Changes and consolidations in the financial-services industry inspired 24 independent firms around the U.S., including three in Connecticut, to form one of the country's largest benefits firms that...

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