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July 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - On June 22 — less than 24 hours after its $54 billion acquisition proposal was unanimously rejected by Cigna Corp.’s board as “inadequate” — Anthem, Inc. CEO Joseph Swedish held an hour-long conference call with investors and analysts to highlight the benefits of a combined company. A merged entity would dwarf its competitors, generate an estimated $115 billion in annual revenue and cover approximately 53 million people in commercial and government programs, according to Anthem. For Cigna’s investors, the offer translates to $184 per share. Read more

In a recent Evercore ISI webinar, Howard Wild, vice president of generic… Read more

Bigger-than-expected claims, higher-then-projected prescription drug use, cancelled policies and pessimism about the… Read more

A recently issued draft recommendation document potentially could result in coverage changes… Read more

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July 24, 2015
Anthem Reaches Deal to Buy Cigna for $54 Billion

Anthem reaches deal to buy Cigna for $54 billion after months of negotiations. http://tinyurl.com/pjma23g

July 23, 2015
Anthem Reportedly Will Announce Cigna Deal Friday

CNBC says Anthem will announce deal to buy Cigna on Friday. http://tinyurl.com/o4vcrr4

July 23, 2015
Anthem Closing In on Cigna Deal

Anthem is close to a deal to buy Cigna and could announce an agreement Thursday, The Wall Street Journal says.

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