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June 1, 2022

Former ConnectiCare CEO Herbert dies at 77

An archived photo of Mickey Herbert.

Michael “Mickey” Herbert, a well-known Connecticut businessman who was the former CEO and president of Farmington health insurer ConnectiCare has died.

He was 77.

According to his obituary on, Herbert died on May 31 at his home in Fairfield surrounded by his family. A cause of death was unknown. 

Herbert was a prominent business leader in Connecticut. 

In 1976, at the age of 32, he founded Physician's Health Services, which he led as CEO until the company was sold over two decades later to a national health plan, according to his obituary. 

He then founded and served for eight seasons as CEO and majority owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Club, an independent minor league baseball team. 

From 2005 to 2010, Herbert was the president and CEO of ConnectiCare and was also the executive vice president of ConnectiCare's parent company, EmblemHealth. 

In 2017 and 2018, Herbert served as the president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC).

His wake will be held Friday, June 3, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. 

A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield.

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