The proposed Anthem-Cigna merger, which would have created the country's largest health insurance company, was dogged by ethics questions about Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy's administration.
Documents obtained by IBT detail the governor’s contacts with the companies, which were bankrolling his political group.
Critics charge that the embattled governor of Connecticut is violating a law designed to stop retribution against regulators.
As insurance companies like Anthem and Cigna seek antitrust approval for mega-mergers, regulators have rejected open records requests and held few public hearings.
Gov. Dannel Malloy's appointee, Katharine Wade, asserted she had no Cigna business before her when she was reviewing a Cigna-Anthem merger deal.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy has faced intensifying criticism for appointing former Cigna lobbyist Katharine Wade to lead his state’s insurance department while it reviews Cigna’s proposed merger with Anthem.
A Connecticut state panel will examine the merger plans as Gov. Dannel Malloy's appointed insurance commissioner faces conflict-of-interest questions.
A bill backed by insurance companies empowers Connecticut to hide information about its oversight of the insurance industry.
The art of the deal? Cigna and Anthem are spending big to push regulators to approve a giant merger — one that could drive premiums up and limit treatment and coverage options.