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Connecticut's definition of autism could limit access to care

While autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Connecticut is one of the only states that mandate coverage for autism, reports Kaiser Health News.

Harvard Pilgrim to face big competition with expansion plans

Harvard Pilgrim is planning to expand its business to the Connecticut health insurance market, where it would be competing against some big insurers, including Aetna and Cigna.

Anthem wants 13% rate hike to offset rising claims, utilization

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield wants to raise premiums by 12.9 percent next year for more than 45,000 individual-market customers in Connecticut. The state's largest insurer said the rate hike,

Rate hikes won't trigger public hearings in Connecticut

Health insurers in Connecticut can breathe a sigh of relief now that they won't be subjected to a public review process before increasing premium rates. Gov. Dannel Malloy vetoed legislation that

Rate hikes would prompt public hearings in Connecticut

If insurers operating in Connecticut want to increase their premium rates, they might first have to submit to public hearings if Gov. Dannel Malloy signs legislation into law. A bill, which has

Aetna eyes 10 percent cut to individual plans, due to MLR

In a shocking move, Aetna (NYSE: AET) has proposed decreasing its premiums an average 10 percent for more than 15,000 Connecticut residents as a result of the medical-loss requirements and a decline

Health Net pays $55K fine for data breach involving 1.5M people

Health Net will pay $55,000 to settle a complaint that it didn't inform customers in Vermont that their personal information was lost along with an unencrypted computer hard drive. The

Anthem, Regence denied rate hike requests

The Connecticut Insurance Department has rejected a 20 percent rate hike proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, calling the request "excessive," according to the Hartford Courant. The

Anthem faces critics at rate hike hearing

Critics of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield protested its request for a nearly 20 percent rate increase for 48,000 individual policyholders during a public hearing chaired by the Connecticut

Health Net fined $375K for information security lapse

The Connecticut Insurance Department has fined Health Net $375,000 for failures to safeguard the personal information of its members from misuse by third parties. The data breach concerned the loss