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Employers urged to handle older workers with care

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published July 22, 2016 - 3:31pm CST

NEW ORLEANS — Employers can and should take action to keep older, skilled employees in the workforce and mitigate injury risks for them.

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

The insurer will reduce the plans it offers through public health exchanges and stop offering coverage in most other 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 applauded the suit, saying allowing the insurers to merge would harm patients and the entire 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 proposed mergers would reduce health insurer competition, hurting 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.

Justice Department nearing decision on health insurer mergers

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 12, 2016 - 5:11pm CST

Federal antitrust regulators could soon approve or deny the Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna deals that were struck last year.

New York state backs Aetna/Humana merger — with conditions

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 12, 2016 - 12:15pm CST

The $37 billion proposed merger between Aetna and Humana has reportedly clinched approval from New York state insurance regulators.

Humana stock price continues to fall amid merger fears

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published July 12, 2016 - 8:10am CST

Humana shares fell 2.6% Monday because investors fear that the Justice Department will try to squash Aetna's $37 billion takeover.

WellCare, Centene make offers for Aetna assets: Sources

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 11, 2016 - 9:53am CST

The firms have made competing offers for the Medicare Advantage plans that Aetna looks to shed in its acquisition of Humana.

Merger time out?

Published July 08, 2016 - 11:20am CST

The U.S. Department of Justice has brought Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. in to discuss "significant concerns" over their proposed merger.

The BI Top 10

Published July 08, 2016 - 10:22am CST

A dispute over TV show production delays and massive payouts for health insurers lead Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Dallas shooting tragedy

Published July 08, 2016 - 6:07am CST

Police in Dallas were ambushed during a protest, and that's just the start for the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Humana shares drop on report of DOJ meeting on Aetna deal

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 07, 2016 - 1:26pm CST

Antitrust regulators reportedly were due to discuss "significant concerns" over Humana's proposed buyout by rival Aetna.

The BI Top 10

Published July 01, 2016 - 10:38am CST

The U.K.'s vote to leave the E.U., better known as "Brexit," leads Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Another state approves Aetna acquisition of Humana

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 27, 2016 - 11:55am CST

(Reuters) — Illinois has approved Aetna Inc.'s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc. provided it is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Aetna, Humana extend merger deadline

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 24, 2016 - 4:47pm CST

The extension may be a sign that the health insurers underestimated the hurdles they would have to jump to close the deal.

British exit and other politics

Published June 24, 2016 - 8:39am CST

From the British decision to leave the European Union to the latest GOP plan to roll back health care reform, politics take center stage in the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Insurance commissioner urges DOJ to block Aetna-Humana deal

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 23, 2016 - 1:26pm CST

(Reuters) — California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday urged national antitrust regulators to block health insurer Aetna Inc.'s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc.

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