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Judge sticks with Aetna-Humana merger case, reassigns Anthem-Cigna

By: Shelby Livingston

Published August 05, 2016 - 12:03pm CST

Judge John D. Bates says he'll keep Aetna and Humana's case because it “must proceed" before a merger deadline of Dec. 31.

The BI Top 10

Published August 05, 2016 - 10:23am CST

This week's top stories include a big Hartford acquisition and a list of costly drugs that will be denied coverage by the nation's largest PBM.

AIG uptick

Published August 05, 2016 - 9:30am CST

If the second quarter is any indication, AIG's strategic overhaul is working. That, health care mergers and more top the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Judge for U.S. lawsuits to stop health insurer mergers may drop one case

By: Thomson Reuters

Published August 04, 2016 - 2:18pm CST

The judge considering the Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna mergers says it would be difficult to decide both cases by the end of the year.

Aetna asks for trial this fall to save proposed merger with Humana

By: Thomson Reuters

Published August 03, 2016 - 9:43am CST

The health insurer joins Anthem in asking a judge to decide on pending health insurer mergers by the end of the year.

Merger-challenged health insurers rethinking public exchanges

By: Shelby Livingston

Published August 02, 2016 - 4:52pm CST

Observers question whether blocking health insurer megamergers could reduce public health insurance exchange competition.

Aetna scraps exchange expansion, sells Medicare Advantage assets

By: Shelby Livingston

Published August 02, 2016 - 11:49am CST

The insurer suffered large losses in health plans sold through public health insurance exchanges.

Health insurer mergers in jeopardy after suit cites competitive concerns

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 31, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The Justice Department's strong objections to merging Anthem with Cigna and Aetna with Humana have left significant doubt about either deal being completed.

Aetna-Humana on again?

Published July 29, 2016 - 9:02am CST

Business Insurance week in pictures starts off with hope for the Aetna-Humana merger and ends with Han Solo's alter ego.

The BI Top 10

Published July 29, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Executive moves at Marsh L.L.C. and pregnancy bias claims against Brown & Brown are among Business Insurance's 10 most read features.

Merger hopes for Aetna-Humana remain, Anthem-Cigna not so much

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 26, 2016 - 4:36pm CST

Barclays' analysts see a strong case for Aetna and Humana particularly after divestitures.

Centene says it does not have network for Aetna's assets

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 26, 2016 - 10:20am CST

Mid-cap health insurer just can't handle Medicare Advantage programs from merger-minded larger insurers.

Government's bid to block health insurer mergers could spawn new ones

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 25, 2016 - 2:49pm CST

With mega-mergers on ropes, mid-size companies may come into play.

Employers urged to handle older workers with care

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published July 22, 2016 - 3:31pm CST

Disability Management Employer Coalition told to take action to mitigate injury risks to retain the experienced employees.

Merger momentum hits a brick wall

Published July 22, 2016 - 1:04pm CST

Are health insurers' merger dreams at a dead end?

S&P puts Humana, Aetna under review after merger lawsuit

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 22, 2016 - 12:45pm CST

“We believe a deal termination would likely have a negative impact on Humana's credit profile," S&P said in a report Friday.

Merger mayhem

Published July 22, 2016 - 10:20am CST

The U.S. Justice Department makes good on its promise to block megamergers among health insurers, and that leads the Business Insurance week in pictures in the process.

The BI Top 10

Published July 22, 2016 - 9:28am CST

The Justice Department's move to block health insurer mergers, confirmed Thursday, is among Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Humana to sharply curtail individual offerings

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 21, 2016 - 2:33pm CST

Insurer cites challenges in ACA public exchanges and individual markets.

Stakeholders, pundits laud litigation to halt health insurer mergers

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 21, 2016 - 2:07pm CST

The American Medical Association, among others, says deals would harm patients and the health care industry.

Justice sues to block Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana mergers; insurers vow to fight

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 21, 2016 - 9:43am CST

Federal officials say the reduction in competition would hurt employers, consumers, doctors and hospitals.

Health insurers ready to fight merger challenge on competition grounds

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 19, 2016 - 4:12pm CST

Regulators worry that megamergers between Aetna and Humana, and Anthem and Cigna, would harm health insurance customers.

Antitrust officials poised to block Anthem, Aetna deals: Source

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 19, 2016 - 10:45am CST

U.S. antitrust officials reportedly are poised to file lawsuits to block Anthem's acquisition of Cigna, as well as Aetna's takeover of Humana.

Antitrust ruling on big mergers expected soon

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

A U.S. Justice Department decision on the proposed mergers of Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., could come as soon as this week.

The BI Top 10

Published July 15, 2016 - 10:51am CST

A health care insurer shutdown and soon-to-come decisions over health insurer mergers are among our most read features.

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