Connecticut Insurance Dept -- Wade comms to State Ethics Office

David Sirota filed this request with the Connecticut Insurance Department of Connecticut.


From: David Sirota

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Specific correspondence between employees of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and employees of Office of the Office of State Ethics. The specific correspondence I request are any regarding Commissioner Katharine Wade that refer to the insurance company Cigna, the insurance company Anthem or the proposed Cigna-Anthem merger. I hereby request any such correspondence from the dates 1/1/14 to the present.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 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

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.


David Sirota
International Business Times
(646) 867-7100

From: Medina, Vanessa

Dear Mr. Sirota,

Attached you can find the initial response to your FOI request.

Vanessa Medina
Legal Division
State of Connecticut
Insurance Department

From: Caporale, Antonio

Dear Mr. Sirota,

Please find attached the only document in the possession of the CT Insurance Department responsive to your Freedom of Information Request, reproduced below.

Should you have any questions, please let me know.

Best regards,


Anthony Caporale| Counsel
State of Connecticut Insurance Department
P.O. Box 816|Hartford, CT 06142-0816
Phone: (860) 297-3981|Email:<>