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Bill regulating insurer-hospital disputes advances

Matt Pilon |

House lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon on a bill that seeks to further protect patients in the event of a contract fight between their insurer and care provider.

Harvard Pilgrim inks asthma drug contract

Matt Pilon |

Harvard Pilgrim, which has been selling group policies in Connecticut since 2014, said Wednesday that it has signed an outcomes-based agreement with drugmaker AstraZeneca.

Cigna reunites ‘TV Doctors’ in ad campaign

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna has reunited with four TV stars in a marketing campaign meant to spur annual medical check-ups.

Aetna, Harvard launch well-being research initiative

John Stearns |

Hartford health insurer Aetna and Harvard researchers are collaborating on a five-year study of determinants of well-being, ways to enhance it, and correlations to population health and productivity.

New Haven's Inbox Health promotes founder to CEO

John Stearns |

A New Haven company that helps medical billing companies communicate with patients has promoted its founder to CEO.

Lombardo to head Insurance Department's life, health unit

John Stearns |

Paul Lombardo, a longtime actuary at the Connecticut Insurance Department who reviews insurer rate requests, has been named director of the department's Life and Health Division, Insurance...

CT Health Foundation awards $260K in 1Q grants

John Stearns |

The Connecticut Health Foundation said it awarded $260,000 in grants during the first quarter of 2018.

Cigna hits 25% opioid-reduction goal a year early

John Stearns |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it has achieved a 25 percent reduction in opioid use among its policyholders, hitting a previously set target a year ahead of its goal.

Hartford insurers, Bronin to discuss $50M aid package

Joe Cooper |

A trio of Hartford's biggest insurers and Mayor Luke Bronin said they will meet in the coming weeks to review the state's agreement to pay off the Capital City's approximately $550 million debt...

Trio to head Access Health CT during CEO search

Joe Cooper |

Access Health CT announced Tuesday an interim leadership group will take over the state's health insurance exchange on April 6, following the departure of CEO Jim Wadleigh, who led the organization...

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