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Possible Aetna Move Prompts Focus on Urban, State Policies in Connecticut

Connecticut officials are again re-examining how they can dissuade companies like General Electric and now possibly insurance giant Aetna from relocating to places considered more innovative. A string of state budget deficits, state and local tax policies, as well as …

Connecticut Offers Incentives in Bid to Keep Aetna

The state of Connecticut, once known as the insurance capital of the world, has been trying to woo health insurer Aetna with incentives to stay in the state, Governor Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday. His remarks came in response to …

Obamacare Insurers Struggle to Set Plans Amid Threats to Program

Obamacare is stuck in limbo, and insurers and state regulators are struggling to set their plans for what’s increasingly shaping up as a chaotic year for the health-care program. After the failure of Republicans’ first attempt to repeal and replace …

Insurers, Private Hospitals in Houston Fighting over Patients’ Rates

Insurance companies and private hospitals are facing off in Houston over how much to charge patients for “out-of-network” surgeries and procedures. According to the Houston Chronicle at least a dozen lawsuits have been filed in Houston in recent years over …

California Commissioner Asks National Regulators to Block Aetna-Humana Deal

California’s insurance commissioner on Thursday urged national antitrust regulators to block health insurer Aetna Inc’s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc. David Jones, whose state Department of Insurance does not have authority to block the deal, said the acquisition …

Missouri Insurance Regulator: Aetna/Humana Plan Would Limit Competition

Missouri’s insurance department has dealt a setback to a proposal by the nation’s third-largest health insurer to buy another insurance company. State Insurance Director John Huff says Aetna’s planned purchase of Humana would sap competition from an already concentrated market. …

Aetna to Offer Individual Plans in Maine’s Health Exchanges

Aetna plans to offer individual plans in part of Maine on the Affordable Care Act’s health exchanges, bringing more competition to the market. A filing with the state indicates Aetna will join Community Health Options, Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem Blue …

Health Insurers File Proposed Rates for 2017 DC Health Link

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) said it has received 170 proposed health insurance plan rates for review from four major insurers in advance of the fourth year of open enrollment on DC Health Link, …

Delaware: Former Coventry Policyholders Entitled to Unclaimed Funds

The Delaware Department of Insurance said several consumers have recently contacted the department’s Consumer Services Division regarding a letter they received in the mail from “Aetna, Treasury Services – Unclaimed Property.” The letter states that the consumer may be owed …

Health Insurers in Kansas Support Network-Only Plan Proposal

Insurance providers have asked Kansas lawmakers to approve a measure that would allow them to offer health plans requiring customers to only use the insurers’ network. The plans are called Exclusive Provider Organization, or EPOs. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the …