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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.

Analysis suggests Anthem deal could raise health costs

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 23, 2016 - 9:52am CST

The federal government could block the Anthem-Cigna deal if evidence shows it would drive up the cost of health coverage.

Senate Democrats ask DOJ to block health insurer mergers

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 22, 2016 - 2:45pm CST

Seven senators argued that the pending Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers would threaten jobs and raise premiums.

California agency backs Aetna-Humana merger

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 20, 2016 - 2:27pm CST

Department of Managed Health Care gives green light to planned $37 billion deal.

Stormy weather

Published June 10, 2016 - 9:12am CST

Winds are raging and flood waters rising in the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Aetna downplays timing of $13 billion debt offering for Humana deal

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published June 09, 2016 - 9:32am CST

The issuance should not be interpreted as higher confidence regarding Aetna's Humana acquisition, an executive says.

Health care providers enter the insurance arena

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 05, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The lines are blurring between traditional health insurers and providers as more health systems develop their own insurance plans.

Health insurance mega-deals aren't winning over large employers

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published June 01, 2016 - 4:07pm CST

Fortune 500 companies say they won't be disappointed if insurance regulators torpedo pending health insurance mergers.

Shareholders vote down dark money disclosure at Aetna, Anthem

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 27, 2016 - 9:11am CST

The health insurers won't have to tell shareholders how much money they send to tax-exempt political organizations, for now.

Mergers on rocks?

Published May 27, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Merger mania tops the Business Insurance week in pictures, but there's more.

Here are the highest paid health insurer execs for 2015

Published May 25, 2016 - 4:55pm CST

All but one of the Top 5 saw their compensation rise.

Missouri says Aetna-Humana merger is anticompetitive

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 25, 2016 - 10:43am CST

Missouri insurance officials have issued a preliminary order against the massive merger of Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc.

Behind-the-scenes squabbles between Anthem, Cigna

By: Modern Healthcare

Published May 23, 2016 - 9:06am CST

Squabbles have apparently flared up behind the scenes in the proposed $53 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp.

Insurers dive into ACA's exchanges as big names exit

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 17, 2016 - 11:11am CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Humana Inc. are bailing on multiple exchanges that sell individual health insurance. But other companies are willingly, and quietly, taking their place.

Property/casualty insurer taps Aetna exec as CEO

By: Rob Lenihan

Published May 16, 2016 - 11:57am CST

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. on Monday said it has named Joseph M. Zubretsky president, CEO and director effective June 20.

Aetna, Anthem face shareholder rebuke over political spending

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 16, 2016 - 9:24am CST

As Aetna and Anthem face flak over pending mergers, shareholders say they don't divulge the full extent of their political sway.

Big health insurance mergers rack up millions in legal and banking services

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 12, 2016 - 9:51am CST

While regulators and consumers debate the merits of health insurance mergers, income is growing for attorneys and financiers.

Innovative new coalitions encourage high-quality patient care at optimal value

By: Shelby Livingston

Published May 08, 2016 - 12:01am CST

CHICAGO —In a bid to ensure that health care is affordable and high-quality, key stakeholders are changing the way they do business.

Humana weighs limiting public exchange offerings; merger costs hit bottom line

By: Shelby Livingston

Published May 04, 2016 - 12:40pm CST

The insurer says it may exit certain public health insurance exchange markets for 2017 as it tries to turn a profit in the segment.

Humana may exit public health exchanges in some states

By: Thomson Reuters

Published May 04, 2016 - 9:56am CST

The insurer is considering ending the sale of Affordable Care Act individual plans in some states in 2017 to stem losses there.

Aetna upbeat on exchanges, Humana purchase; group insurance clips earnings

By: Shelby Livingston

Published April 28, 2016 - 10:17am CST

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said that the insurer is on track to “break even” in its public health exchange business this year.

Health insurer execs reap massive rewards in deal-heavy 2015

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published April 26, 2016 - 10:46am CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. CEO Stephen Hemsley earned $14.5 million in 2015, according to a filing Friday, but he wasn't the top-earning health insurance executive.

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