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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.

July 23, 2015
Anthem Reportedly Will Announce Cigna Deal Friday

CNBC says Anthem will announce deal to buy Cigna on Friday.

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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