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October 24, 2016

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From Health Plan Week - As the legal battle over Aetna Inc.’s pending acquisition of Humana Inc. and Anthem, Inc.’s purchase of Cigna Corp. sidetracks four of the top five national health insurers — and puts billions of dollars in breakup fees at risk — UnitedHealth Group rolls on. The carrier seems to be printing money as it bested Wall Street earnings expectations for the third quarter of this year on the back of its soaring Optum business and more membership and steady costs for UnitedHealthcare. Read more

Despite some apparent confusion concerning the FBI’s interpretation of a Minnesota telemedicine… Read more

CMS on Oct. 12 released the 2017 star quality ratings for Medicare… Read more

Among the hot-button issues in the world of prescription drug pricing is… Read more

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October 12, 2016
Aetna to Offer Early Retirement to Staff; Layoffs Could Be Looming

Aetna to cut costs by offering early retirement to staff, but layoffs could be looming, too.

October 12, 2016
Humana Raises Full-Year 2016 Guidance on Strength of Medicare Advantage Business

Humana raises full-year 2016 guidance on strength of Medicare Advantage business.

October 6, 2016
WellCare Agrees to Buy Care1st Arizona From Blue Shield of California

WellCare agrees to buy Care1st Arizona from Blue Shield of California.

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