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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.

What to expect when Anthem and Cigna meet the Justice Department in court

What to expect when Anthem and Cigna meet the Justice Department in court

By Erica Teichert  |  November 18, 2016

Anthem and Cigna Corp. are about to get their chance to fight for their $53 billion merger in a District of Columbia courtroom. The faceoff with the U.S. Justice Department will pit their promised benefits for consumers against providers' bargaining power.

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.

Cigna profits hit by CMS audit, legal fees for merger

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 02, 2016

Cigna's profit plummeted 16.9% in the third quarter of 2016 despite higher revenue and membership growth in its commercial employer business, the insurer said Thursday.

Anthem warns of ACA exchange retreat in 2018

Anthem warns of ACA exchange retreat in 2018

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 02, 2016

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish called 2017 a "critical year" for the company's participation in the marketplaces, noting low membership growth in its individual ACA exchange business and higher than expected medical costs from members with chronic diseases.

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