Anthem, Indianapolis, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it arranged to borrow up to $2.5 billion over a period of up to five years. The loan agreements, which would replace existing agreements, would help offset about $4 billion in costs associated with Anthem's pending $16.4 billion acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks, according to the SEC filing. The company also plans to issue up to $2 billion in long-term securities, the filing said. Anthem declined to comment on its borrowing plans. -- by Joseph Mantone
Anthem to borrow for some costs of WellPoint deal
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