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DOJ: Anthem and Cigna pointed fingers over merger breach

DOJ: Anthem and Cigna pointed fingers over merger breach

By Bob Herman  |  September 21, 2016

Anthem and Cigna Corp. remain contentiously at odds over their pending deal, with attorneys on both sides alleging the other last month of breaching the terms of their merger agreement.

Mylan school contracts for EpiPens under probe by NY AG

By Adam Rubenfire and Erica Teichert  |  September 10, 2016

Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating Mylan over “potentially anticompetitive terms” in its sales contracts with school systems in the state. Such terms were discovered in a preliminary review by the attorney general's office, according to a news release.

AMA, consumers urge N.Y. regulators to reject Anthem-Cigna merger

AMA, consumers urge N.Y. regulators to reject Anthem-Cigna merger

By Erica Teichert  |  September 08, 2016

The American Medical Association and several consumer groups called on a New York regulator to reject Anthem and Cigna's proposed $53 billion merger over concerns it will stifle insurance competition and lead to more costly, lower quality healthcare across the state.

Cigna's Medicare problems won't be fixed by annual enrollment

By Bob Herman  |  September 06, 2016

Cigna has spent the past eight months attempting to resolve the major problems found in its Medicare Advantage plans, but the health insurer does not expect those issues will be rectified by the time Medicare beneficiaries participate in annual enrollment this autumn.

The trends and news behind this year's list

The trends and news behind this year's list

By David May  |  August 20, 2016

Enduring influence is the central theme for many of the names atop this year's list, Modern Healthcare's 15th annual ranking. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 this year are CEOs of two of the nation's largest healthcare systems. The nation's payers are also well represented at the top.

Fixing the insurance exchanges

Fixing the insurance exchanges

By Bob Herman  |  August 06, 2016

Industry and regulatory fixes to the ACA marketplaces appear inevitable as impatience and insurer losses escalate.

DOJ says Aetna, Anthem merger deadlines can't impede trial dates

By Erica Teichert  |  August 03, 2016

The Department of Justice is pushing for February trial dates for its looming challenges to Aetna and Anthem's massive health insurance merger deals, and the companies' self-imposed deadlines shouldn't speed up the process.

Anthem ends Q2 with higher medical expenses, unclear future with Cigna

By Bob Herman  |  July 27, 2016

Less than a week after finding out the U.S. Justice Department would seek to block its acquisition of Cigna Corp., Anthem said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell more than 9% year over year and it lowered its earnings projections for the rest of the year.

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 23, 2016

A superficial reading of the latest headlines about the health insurance industry suggests it is facing serious problems, but the steady drumbeat of bad news for insurers is showing up everywhere except in the finances of the major carriers.

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