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December 5, 2016

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From Health Plan Week - In the initial days of the two-part trial to decide the fate of Anthem, Inc.’s proposed purchase of Cigna Corp. (U.S. v. Anthem, Case No. 1:16-cv-01493), media reports said Dept. of Justice (DOJ) lawyers on Nov. 21 grilled Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish on the question of how independent Anthem is from other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Government lawyers also delved into the rocky relationship between the two insurers, even though a merger expert tells HPW that is not an issue that will decide the deal’s fate. Read more

Despite the probability that one of the stimulants for more providers forming… Read more

Proving again the attractiveness of the Medicare Advantage (MA) market segment, WellCare… Read more

As the health care sector gauges what President-elect Trump will offer to… Read more

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November 22, 2016
Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans - 3rd Quarter 2016

Your quarterly Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans spreadsheet is now available. Click here to access the raw data file.

November 22, 2016
New UPMC Health Plan-Reading Health System Will Feature ‘Full Spectrum’ of Products

New UPMC Health Plan-Reading Health System provider-payer joint venture will feature "full spectrum" of health insurance products. http://tinyurl.com/zbgqz7r

November 17, 2016
WellCare Unveils Plans to Acquire Universal American

WellCare unveils plans to acquire Universal American for $10 a share, for a total equity value of $600 million. http://tinyurl.com/gpsw6b5

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