Office of State Ethnics

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Wade faces subpoena in Cigna conflict of interest question

From left, Barbara Housen, chief counsel, and Carol Carson, executive director, of the Office of State Ethics.

The Office of State Ethics is taking the rare step of seeking authority to subpoena personal financial information that Insurance Commissioner Katherine L. Wade has failed to provide the lawyer responsible for determining if Wade has a conflict of interest ruling on the merger of Anthem and Cigna. Wade’s lawyer says she has been responsive and suggests the conflict question is moot, because the state’s review is suspended until a federal anti-trust suit is resolved. Continue Reading →

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Senate GOP accuses Wade of FOI violation in Cigna merger

Katharine L. Wade.

Senate Republicans asked the state Freedom of Information Commission on Friday to penalize Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade, saying she and her department withheld documents related to the pending merger of Anthem and Cigna that another agency deemed to be public information. Continue Reading →

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