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  • Cigna Acquires New Jersey Managed-Care Company

    Cigna Corp. is buying QualCare Alliance Networks Inc. in New Jersey, a managed care company that works with hospitals to improve quality of care and reduce medical costs. The deal is expected to close in the first three months of this year, the company...
  • Healthcare affects tax refunds

    As tax season approaches, many residents may be unaware of the changes for those who opted out, or bought in, to government health coverage in 2014. When filing taxes with the federal government based on healthcare coverage options, additional forms...
  • Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies

    Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies
    Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies during the rollout of the federal health law last year. That federal aid went to about 800,000 California households, state officials said Monday. Those individuals and families paid $1.1...
  • Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds

    Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds
    The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable for many Marylanders, according to a new survey. The landmark law that was supposed to make insurance available to hundreds of thousands of people without coverage is costing Marylanders so much more in...
  • Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...
  • Winter Park Fire Department aims for, and gets, the gold standard

    Winter Park Fire Department aims for, and gets, the gold standard
    As Fire Chief Jim White notes, some Winter Park residents have a misconception that what his department does. After all, he noted, people often come up to him and point out that they never hear about major fires being battled in the city. “...
  • Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance

    Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
  • 'Big government' protects us in ways society cannot

    To the editor: Pete Peterson concedes that the "liberals" are correct that we all rely on others for our success. He says the "conservative" credo differs from liberals, who believe big government should be that "other" upon whom we should rely. ("...
  • Palm Beach County cracking down on new ride-sharing services

    Palm Beach County cracking down on new ride-sharing services
    Uber's car service alternative to taxis could soon come to a screeching halt in Palm Beach County. That's because county officials, and taxi companies competing with Uber customers, say "ride-sharing" companies such as Uber are violating county rules...
  • Fla. must fix home-repair insurance fraud: My Word

    Imagine this: You wake up to find your kitchen flooded from a broken pipe. You frantically call a water extractor who arrives and says, "Don't worry. Just sign these forms, and we'll handle everything." The truth is, you've just signed away control of...
  • Webster Bank Shares Jump on Strong Quarterly Profits

    Shares in Webster Financial Corp. jumped nearly 8 percent on Thursday, after the Waterbury-based lender reported record quarterly profits and higher-than-expected revenue growth. Shares in the parent of Webster Bank rose $2.27, to $31.38 on the New...
  • Travelers Reports Strong Earnings On Underwriting Gains, Reserve Development

    Travelers Reports Strong Earnings On Underwriting Gains, Reserve Development
    Total revenues for the last three months of 2014 were $6.78 billion, up from $6.74 billion during the same period in 2013. Revenues for the year were $27.16 billion, up from $26.19 billion in 2013. Operating income for the quarter was $1.02 billion, or...