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Hartford is at a crossroads


Two major events happened last week that will have potentially significant ramifications for the city of Hartford and its future.

CT lab to offer comprehensive HIV testing services

John Stearns |

Connecticut's public health laboratory will be expanding its testing services to offer comprehensive HIV testing services for free, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) has announced.

St. Francis orthopedic, spine facilities join national group aligned on care protocols, cost control

John Stearns |

The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) and the Spine Institute at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center have joined a national alliance of medical facilities formed to provide...

Legislators to rethink Medicare Savings Program cuts


John “Sean” Riccio sat on his power scooter outside the Legislative Office Building holding a large white sign that read “Please Don't Cut My Medicaid.”

Aetna, CVS execs hint at Apple store-like pharmacy of the future

Matt Pilon |

CVS Health's approximately $69 billion proposed acquisition of Aetna will likely mean big changes for the pharmacy giant's vast network of nearly 10,000 brick-and-mortar stores.

The Hartford agrees to $3B life/annuity business sale

Patricia Daddona |

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford said Monday it will sell Talcott Resolution, its run-off life and annuity businesses, for $2 billion while retaining $950 million in tax benefits.

Lawmakers must respond ‘carefully’ to insurer-hospital contract disputes

The phrase “consumer protection” isn't always thought of as a double entendre, but in the political and business worlds it often carries a double meaning.

The Hartford, Junior Achievement offer online startup program for teens

Patricia Daddona |

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford is teaming up with Junior Achievement USA to launch an online program the helps teens build a business plan based on ideas they have for a startup.

Bond Commission OKs $51M for health information exchange, other technology projects

John Stearns |

The state Bond Commission today approved $51 million in requests to finance costs associated with developing and implementing information technology enhancements for 13 state agencies.

Cigna introduces prediction/prevention services to reduce short-term disability absences

John Stearns |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it has introduced new absence prediction and prevention (AP&P) services that use predictive analytics to determine which employees are at high risk of developing...

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