Aetna

A sign near Aetna's offices on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Aetna Tops 2Q Profit Forecasts

Aetna’s second-quarter earnings jumped 33 percent and the health insurer raised its 2015 forecast again after receiving a boost from a government business it plans to feed with a $35 billion acquisition.

08/04/2015

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Health Insurers Merging

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana in a deal that would significantly bulk up its government business and create the nation’s second-largest health insurer The cash-and-stock acquisition, announced […]

07/03/2015

A sign near Aetna's offices on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

They Are Bluffing

Governor Scott, you’re wasting your time. GE, Aetna, and other businesses, large and small are bluffing. How do I know? Martin Looney told me so. So when the special session wraps up next week, I […]

06/26/2015

Martin Looney (Courtesy Senate Democrats)

Senate President: GE May Be Using Budget As Layoff Cover

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Senate president says he believes General Electric may be using the just-passed state budget as “cover” for layoffs the company has been planning. Martin Looney made his comment Thursday morning, […]

06/04/2015

The Aetna building on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Aetna Curtails Coverage Of Surgical Tool Tied To Cancer Risk

The health insurer Aetna is ending most coverage of hysterectomies performed with a once-popular device that has drawn warnings from federal regulators over a risk for spreading cancer.

05/06/2015

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Insurer Sued Over HIV Patient Privacy

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their […]

12/22/2014

A sign near Aetna's offices on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Change At The Top

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Aetna is naming Karen Rohan as its new president, taking over from Mark Bertolini, who will remain chairman and CEO. The health insurer says Rohan will now oversee its national, government […]

12/01/2014

A sign near Aetna's offices on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Aetna Raises 2014 Forecast

Aetna became the latest major health insurer to thump analyst expectations for the third quarter and then raise its forecast for 2014.

10/28/2014

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Insurance Dep’t Rejects 12.5% Rate Increase For Anthem

The state Insurance Department has rejected a 12.5 percent rate increase proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticut’s largest health insurer.

07/29/2014

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Aetna Exceeds Analyst Expectations, Raises Earnings Forecast

Aetna’s second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

07/29/2014

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