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Tucked inside the concessions package negotiated between union leadership and Gov. Dannel Malloy is a provision which would implement a $250 copay for “unnecessary” emergency room visits.
The provision would not affect retirees and was included in the section labelled “Design Changes to Save Money and Improve Health.”read more
On the same day that state employee unions announced the ratification of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s concessions deal by union rank and file, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, held a press conference saying the concessions deal is “tying the hands of the Connecticut taxpayers for the next ten years.”read more
Aetna assured Connecticut lawmakers that it will leave most of its employee workforce in Hartford and would only move its top executives to its new location in New York City. But even the loss of the top five executives at the insurance giant will cost Connecticut millions in lost tax revenue.
The five top executives, including CEO Mark Bertolini, earned a combined $49.2 million in 2016, according to Morningstar, a stock-trading and investment research company.read more
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