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Blue Cross Michigan signs deal with Express Scripts

Blue Cross Michigan signs deal with Express Scripts

By Jay Greene  |  August 27, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has approved a plan to contract with St. Louis-based Express Scripts for its retail commercial business in Michigan. The contract is effective Jan. 1.

Icahn abandons Cigna-Express Scripts merger challenge

Icahn abandons Cigna-Express Scripts merger challenge

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 14, 2018

Activist investor Carl Icahn will no longer urge stockholders to vote down the proposed merger between Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts after two independent advisory firms recommended voters approve the deal.

Cigna-Express Scripts deal unlikely to benefit consumers

Cigna-Express Scripts deal unlikely to benefit consumers

By Alex Kacik and Shelby Livingston  |  March 12, 2018

The $67 billion merger would allow Cigna to lower its costs by insourcing PBM services, and absorb the profits of the biggest stand-alone PBM at a time when its competitors are also pairing up with providers of pharmacy services.

Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67 billion deal

Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67 billion deal

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 08, 2018

Supply chain experts are skeptical the $67 billion Cigna Corp.-Express Scripts deal will do much to transform the healthcare industry, let alone deliver any significant savings to customers.

Express Scripts CFO Slusser to leave company

Express Scripts CFO Slusser to leave company

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 24, 2017

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts said its CFO Eric Slusser is leaving the company. James Havel, an executive vice president, is taking his place.

Express Scripts to acquire EviCore Healthcare for $3.6B

Express Scripts to acquire EviCore Healthcare for $3.6B

By Alex Kacik  |  October 10, 2017

Pharmacy benefit manger Express Scripts will acquire medical benefits management company EviCore Healthcare for $3.6 billion, a move that will allow the company to access that growing market, the company said Tuesday.

Editorial: Tax reform is going nowhere

Editorial: Tax reform is going nowhere

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 07, 2017

In a rational political environment, there's a strong argument for tax reform—the next item on President Donald Trump's agenda. But we don't live in such an environment. Cutting taxes when the economy is near full employment will do nothing more than blow a massive hole in the federal budget.

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