Cigna -- Connecticut governor meetings

David Sirota filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Connecticut.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: David Sirota

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

- I hereby request any calendar item, meeting notice, electronic meeting invitation and/or conference call meeting notice/calendar item/invitation from employees of the Office of the Governor that references Anthem, Cigna or Robinson Cole. This includes -- but is not necessarily listed to -- calendar items or meeting notices delineating meetings between Governor Dannel Malloy and officials from these companies.

- I hereby request any calendar item, meeting notice, electronic meeting invitation and/or conference call meeting notice/calendar item/invitation from employees of the Office of the Governor that references the Connecticut Department of Insurance and/or Katharine Wade.

- I hereby request the visitor log of the Office of the Governor for the dates 1/1/15 to the present.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com. International Business Times is one of the media organizations in the Newsweek family. As an award-winning news media organization, we have done extensive reporting on health care and financial policy, and disseminated that reporting to an audience of millions. We intend to use the public documents provided to us by the Office of the Governor to further that ongoing reporting. We are not using the documents for a commercial purpose -- we are using the documents for journalism.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Sirota
Senior Editor
International Business Times
(646) 867-7100

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

David,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your FOI request regarding Cigna and the Governor's calendar and visitor log. Your request was received by the General Counsel's Office on June 13, 2016. I have begun the process of collecting and reviewing what records within the Office of the Governor may be responsive to your request, and which exemptions to disclosure may be applicable, if any. When this review is complete, we will provide the appropriate response.

Best,
Nicole

Nicole E. Ayala
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7369 | fax: (860) 706-5743<tel:%28860%29%20706-5743>

Legal Notice: This electronic message communication may contain information that is confidential, legally privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure. This information is intended solely for the entity or the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this electronic message communication in error, please notify me immediately by telephone (860-524-7369) or by electronic mail (nicole.ayala@ct.gov<mailto:nicole.ayala@ct.gov>).

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Good morning,

This request is in the process of being compiled. Once the document pool is finalized, I will need to review for responsiveness, and will then provide you with the appropriate response.
Best,
Nicole

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Good morning David,

I’m writing to double check the time frame on the calendar requests below.

Thank you,
Nicole

From: David Sirota

Nicole:

I'm requesting the calendar items for 11/1/14 to the present. Thanks.

David

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

David,

This email is in response to your FOI request regarding correspondence to or from employees of OTG to or from Katharine Wade through her state or personal email address regarding the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Human mergers, calls by groups or legislators for Commissioner Wade's recusal, and any correspondence about Ethics Office inquires or advisories about whether Commissioner Wade's connections to Cigna constitute a conflict of interest.

We have reviewed the documents maintained within the Office of the Governor, and the responsive non-exempt documents are attached. This is a final response to you Freedom of Information request, however, if any responsive non-exempt documents are later discovered, we reserve the right to supplement our response.

Best,
Nicole

Nicole E. Ayala
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7369 | fax: (860) 706-5743<tel:%28860%29%20706-5743>

Legal Notice: This electronic message communication may contain information that is confidential, legally privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure. This information is intended solely for the entity or the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this electronic message communication in error, please notify me immediately by telephone (860-524-7369) or by electronic mail (nicole.ayala@ct.gov<mailto:nicole.ayala@ct.gov>).

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

David,

This email is in response to your FOI request regarding correspondence to or from employees of OTG to or from Katharine Wade through her state or personal email address regarding the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Human mergers, calls by groups or legislators for Commissioner Wade's recusal, and any correspondence about Ethics Office inquires or advisories about whether Commissioner Wade's connections to Cigna constitute a conflict of interest.

We have reviewed the documents maintained within the Office of the Governor, and the responsive non-exempt documents are attached. This is a final response to you Freedom of Information request, however, if any responsive non-exempt documents are later discovered, we reserve the right to supplement our response.

Best,
Nicole

Nicole E. Ayala
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7369 | fax: (860) 706-5743<tel:%28860%29%20706-5743>

Legal Notice: This electronic message communication may contain information that is confidential, legally privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure. This information is intended solely for the entity or the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this electronic message communication in error, please notify me immediately by telephone (860-524-7369) or by electronic mail (nicole.ayala@ct.gov<mailto:nicole.ayala@ct.gov>).

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Good afternoon,

A response to this request was provided on August 17, 2016.
Best,
Nicole

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