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State insurance commissioner files suit against contractor for failed Kentucky Health Cooperative

State Insurance Commissioner Brian Maynard, acting as liquidator of the failed Kentucky Health Cooperative, filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court Friday against against the company that the co-op hired to process and pay claims. The suit contends that CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. was “grossly negligent” in processing and paying claims and thus breached its contract. The co-op, created...

Kentucky Department of Insurance gives approval for Anthem’s purchase of Cigna Dental Health

The Kentucky Department of Insurance has approved Anthem’s application to purchase Cigna Dental Health of Kentucky, Inc., doing business as Cigna Dental Health. The decision comes after seven months of review. Insurance Commissioner Brian Maynard (Photo Provided) Department of Insurance analysts have determined that the acquisition would not unfairly reduce competition in the state, would not tend...

Kentucky Health Cooperative placed in liquidation at the request of the state Department of Insurance

Citing the need to preserve remaining assets, the Kentucky Health Cooperative (KYHC) was placed in Friday at the request of the state Department of Insurance (DOI). The order was signed this afternoon by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip J. Shepherd. “This is a regrettable situation, however, once we determined the degree of financial hazard, the decision to move to liquidation was an easy one,”...

Women leading Kentucky health: Insurance chief Sharon P. Clark is part of ‘united front’

This is the second in a series of stories about four high-ranking female state officials who have guided the state’s embrace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.   By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   The day after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, a reporter called the state Department of Insurance and asked what it all meant. The...