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Cigna Slashes Forecast as Fight for Anthem Deal Looms

bloomberg.com — Cigna Corp. cut its full-year forecast after the health insurer posted second-quarter earnings that fell well short of analysts' estimates. The results may be overshadowed by questions about the prospects of its $48 billion acquisition by Anthem Inc.

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Anthem medical spending rises on higher ACA plan costs

benefitspro.com — (Bloomberg) -- Anthem Inc., the No. 2 U.S. health insurer by membership, said medical spending rose in the second quarter, driven by higher costs from the insurer's Affordable Care Act plans and Medicaid business. The shares dropped as much as 4.1 percent, the biggest intraday decline since April 27, and were down 0.5 percent to $136.95 at 9:55 a.m.

Anthem Profit Beats Estimates as Medical Membership Rises

bloomberg.com — Anthem Inc., the No. 2 U.S. health insurer by membership, reported second-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates as enrollment climbed. Earnings, excluding some items, were $3.33 a share, Anthem said Wednesday in a statement, compared with the $3.23 average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Fight or run is choice for health insurers after DOJ suit

benefitspro.com — (Bloomberg) -- Hours after the U.S. government sued to block two major health insurance mergers , one deal appears headed for the courthouse while the other could be headed to the graveyard. Within minutes of the Justice Department filing its case in federal court, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc .

Fight or run is choice for health insurers after DOJ suit

Fight or run is choice for health insurers after DOJ suit

benefitnews.com — (Bloomberg) - Hours after the U.S. government sued to block two major health insurance mergers, one deal appears headed for the courthouse while the other could be headed to the graveyard. Within minutes of the Justice Department filing its case in federal court, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc.

Fight or run is choice for health insurers after DOJ suit

employeebenefitadviser.com — (Bloomberg) - Hours after the U.S. government sued to block two major health insurance mergers, one deal appears headed for the courthouse while the other could be headed to the graveyard. Within minutes of the Justice Department filing its case in federal court, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc.

Fight or Run Is the Choice for Health Insurers After DOJ Suit

bloomberg.com — Hours after the U.S. government sued to block two major health insurance mergers, one deal appears headed for the courthouse while the other could be headed to the graveyard. Within minutes of the Justice Department filing its case in federal court, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc.

Anthem, Aetna sued by U.S. seeking to block insurer mergers

employeebenefitadviser.com — (Bloomberg) - U.S. antitrust enforcers roundly rejected a pair of proposed deals that would consolidate the nation's five biggest health insurers into three. The Justice Department on Thursday sued to block two separate tie-ups -- Anthem Inc.'s $48 billion takeover of rival health insurer Cigna Corp.
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Jul 29, 2016

RT @gerryfsmith: Trump's convention speech got more viewers than Clinton's last night: 30 million to 28 million

Jul 29, 2016

Tough times in Hartford (ok, Bloomfield), as The Hartford, Cigna, tumble after disappointing earnings

Jul 29, 2016

RT @Brian_Eastwood: .@histalk thinks Oscar will be acquired, on the cheap, within 24 months. I'm unfortunately inclined to agree.  http://histalk2.com/2016/07/28/news-72916/ 

Jul 29, 2016

Spike in life insurance claims. + they're making changes to disability claims process = longer claims/higher costs @khemp64


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