The public can comment on Connecticut insurers’ proposed individual health plan cost increases, which average 20.4%, at the Hartford meeting.
Insurers seek average rate hike of 20% on 2023 individual health plans
The steep rate increase requests stunned advocates, who fear people will not be able to afford health insurance if they are approved.
Top CEOs, including some from Connecticut, taking lead in police reform
With police reforms stalled in Congress, the nation’s CEO’s, including those from Cigna and Travelers, have released a compromise plan.
Trump, Lamont win commitments from insurers on coronavirus benefits
Most health insurers in Connecticut say they will fully cover testing and other services related to coronavirus.
ConnectiCare latest insurer to cover cost of coronavirus testing
Unlike some other governors, Ned Lamont can’t order insurance companies to cover coronavirus testing. But many have said they will.
Cigna first insurer to say it will pick up the tab for coronavirus testing
Now that private labs will begin testing patients for coronavirus, Connecticut’s insurers are being pressured to pick up the tab.
Democrats push latest public option bill despite slim chance of passing
In a short session, Democrats lack support from the governor and Republicans, but they’re still attempting a public option bill.
On page 547 of the budget, a favor to Cigna
A provision in the budget is potentially worth millions to Cigna, even if the insurer’s name appears nowhere in the legislation.
CT health insurers stocks slide on Medicare-for-All fears
Despite long odds Medicare-for-All will ever become law, investors are nervous.
Cigna, Anthem, await multi-billion-dollar decision after bitter court fight
A Delaware judge is weighing competing claims by the insurers whose failed merger turned into a messy divorce.
Cigna says tax law allows it to raise worker pay, increase benefits
WASHINGTON — Bloomfield-based Cigna is the latest American company saying it is giving its workers a raise because of the recent GOP-led tax overhaul.
Attacked by Trump, insurers tout economic impact in CT, other states
WASHINGTON — Under attack from President Donald Trump, the nation’s insurers hit back Monday with a report aimed at showing the industry’s impact on the U.S. economy and the economies of every state, including Connecticut, where it said health insurers are a $1.15 billion business.
Malloy says senators ‘unnecessarily antagonistic’ to insurers
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a public rebuke Wednesday evening to the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate, accusing them of misrepresenting his insurance commissioner’s position on a consumer-protection bill and taking an “unnecessarily antagonistic approach toward Connecticut’s insurance industry.”
Anthem not giving up on Cigna merger, is appealing to Supreme Court
Updated at 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Anthem’s $54 billion merger deal with Cigna is considered to be on life support after a federal appeals court ruled last week it violated antitrust law. But on Friday, Anthem said it is appealing that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Appeals court blocks Anthem-Cigna merger
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Friday agreed with a lower court that Anthem’s proposed $54 billion merger with Cigna would be anti-competitive and should not be allowed, but Anthem said it plans to continue pursuing the deal.