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February 20, 2017

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From Health Plan Week - With Aetna Inc.’s deal to buy Humana Inc. dead and Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corp. waging a court battle over their failed merger, health plan industry watchers say it’s safe to presume the four companies are drawing up new growth strategies, possibly by targeting smaller insurers active in the Medicare Advantage (MA) segment such as provider-sponsored plans. There also may be interest in reaching into the PBM, technology or cost-management businesses to diversify, emulating UnitedHealth Group and its Optum unit. Read more

Health insurance carriers had just about given up on seeing money they’re… Read more

A U.S. District Court’s Feb. 8 decision to reject Anthem, Inc.’s $48… Read more

High-risk pools (HRPs) are included in at least two bills that aim… Read more

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January 26, 2017
Capital BlueCross Plans to Expand Penn. MA Presence With Vibra Health Plan Buy

Capital BlueCross plans to expand MA presence in Pennsylvania with Vibra Health Plan buy. http://tinyurl.com/gs49af5

January 11, 2017
Cigna Estimates It Lost 50,000 MA Members in 2016, Gained Overall

Cigna estimates it lost 50,000 MA members in 2016, but gained 300,000 to 500,000 medical customers overall. http://tinyurl.com/hxf9qr9

December 5, 2016
Medica Will Exit Minn. Managed Medicaid Market

Medica will exit Minn. managed Medicaid market, leaving 312,000 enrollees up for grabs starting May 1, 2017. http://tinyurl.com/jkt4oof

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