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AMA urges Trump's DOJ to keep blocking Anthem-Cigna deal

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 02, 2017

The American Medical Association urged the U.S. Department of Justice this week to reject the merger of Anthem and Cigna after court documents showed Anthem is holding out hope that the agency under the Trump administration will approve the deal.

Anthem sees Trump's DOJ as its wingman

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 25, 2017

Anthem is holding out hope that despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, its $54 billion merger with Cigna Corp. will be approved by a new U.S. Justice Department under the Trump administration.

Cigna CFO Thomas McCarthy to retire early summer

Cigna CFO Thomas McCarthy to retire early summer

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 23, 2017

Thomas McCarthy will retire early summer and will be replaced by Eric Palmer, a 20-year veteran with the company who now serves as CFO for Cigna's global health, Cigna-HealthSpring, employer-based health care, group and supplemental insurance businesses.

Aetna's expensive breakup with Humana

Aetna's expensive breakup with Humana

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 14, 2017

After a year and a half-long engagement, Aetna and Humana are finally breaking up. For Aetna, it's going to be expensive.

What comes next for Anthem and Cigna

What comes next for Anthem and Cigna

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 11, 2017

National Blue Cross and Blue Shield carrier Anthem plans to appeal last week's decision blocking its $54 billion deal to acquire rival insurer Cigna. But it's not at all clear that Cigna is on board. The companies may end up in court fighting each other over a substantial breakup fee.

Anthem and Cigna likely to jockey over $1.85 billion break-up fee

Anthem and Cigna likely to jockey over $1.85 billion break-up fee

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 09, 2017

Anthem said Thursday it will appeal a federal judge's decision blocking its controversial merger with rival insurer Cigna. But it's unclear if Cigna will sign on to that plan and it's likely the two former merger partners may end up in court fighting each other over the break-up fee.

Anthem, DOJ attorneys present opening statements in merger trial

Anthem, DOJ attorneys present opening statements in merger trial

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 21, 2016

The government argued that the proposed $54.2 billion deal would mean fewer choices in healthcare and lower quality of care. Anthem countered that insurance markets are unique and the merger would improve, not hinder, innovation and pricing.

Anthem-Cigna merger trial to start next week

Anthem-Cigna merger trial to start next week

By Erica Teichert  |  November 12, 2016

The first of the U.S. Justice Department's highly anticipated healthcare merger challenges is set to start next week in Washington, D.C.,as Anthem and Cigna Corp. defend their proposed merger.

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