Katharine Wade

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Merger opponents ask DOJ to block Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna deals

Cigna headquarters in Bloomfield

WASHINGTON – Opponents of the planned Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers have asked the U.S. Justice Department to block them in a letter that alludes to the controversy over Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s lead role in state regulatory approval of one of the deals. Continue Reading →

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CT ethics board to consider Common Cause petition seeking Wade investigation

Katharine L. Wade.

Connecticut ethics officials will consider a petition filed by Common Cause late Monday that asks them to rule on whether Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade’s ties to her former employer, Cigna, require her to recuse herself from reviewing a proposed merger of Cigna and Anthem. The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board will vote Thursday on whether a review will be done. Continue Reading →

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Amid questions, commissioner won’t recuse herself from Anthem-Cigna proposal

Katharine L. Wade, during her confirmation hearing earlier this year.

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade, a former Cigna lobbyist whose husband still works for the company, said she does not intend to recuse herself from considering Anthem’s proposal to buy the Bloomfield insurer — a choice that drew criticism about a potential conflict of interest. Continue Reading →

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