Aetna's acquisition of Humana is creeping toward the finish line, getting an approval early last week from one of California's health insurance regulating bodies. The insurer's approval process stands in stark contrast to Anthem's purchase of Cigna Corp.
Many of the largest carriers sell Medicare supplemental insurance. UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance unit of UnitedHealth Group, dominates the Medigap market because of its relationship with AARP.
Seven Democratic U.S. senators—including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut—have urged the U.S. Justice Department to block the pending health insurance mega-mergers in one of the strongest stances to date against the deals.
Aetna just nabbed a new state approval in its quest to acquire Humana. That stands in contrast to Anthem's purchase of Cigna Corp., which has faced publicized battles and could be on its way to the chopping block.
The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.
Aetna's new debt issuance reflects a good borrowing market and should not be interpreted as higher confidence regarding its Humana acquisition, a top executive said at the Goldman Sachs healthcare conference Wednesday.
National health insurer Aetna and Texas Health Resources, a 27-hospital not-for-profit system based in Arlington, have agreed to jointly own and operate a new health plan designed to steer patients to specific providers.
Federal and state insurance regulators are mulling the fate of two pending health insurance mergers, and many large employers won't be disappointed if officials torpedo the deals.
Federal and state insurance regulators are determining the fate of the pending health insurance mergers, and many large employers won't be disappointed if officials torpedo the deals.
The health insurance mega-mergers proposed nearly a year ago may be entering their final months of regulatory review, and the road ahead could be rough.
Sean Conlon has been named managing director and head of a new healthcare initiative at Bank of the West's commercial banking group based in Los Angeles.
Missouri insurance officials have issued a preliminary order against the merger of Aetna and Humana, making it the first state to find serious antitrust problems with the massive transaction.