California Legislators Attempting to Increase Oversight of Health Insurance Mergers

A bill currently winding through the California legislature would allow increased state oversight of health insurance mergers, but opinions vary on whetherfeatured

Level 3/CenturyLink Deal Expected to Get FCC Approval Very Soon

The U.S. Justice Department’s decision this week ordering Level 3 Communications to divest its telecommunications networks in three American citiesfeatured

CenturyLink Expects to Close Deal with Level 3 by mid-to-late October

Updated at 2:40pm EST – CenturyLink’s hopes of shortening the timeframe for winning approval of its merger with Level 3 Communications from California utility regulators have been dashed and now the companies havefeatured

CenturyLink Pressing CPUC to Shorten Comment Period

Updated September 8, 2017 at 10:16am EST – With the clock ticking on the attempt to close their merger by September 30, CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications are asking California utility regulators to shorten the timeframe for thefeatured

Advocacy Groups Criticize CETF for not Endorsing Proposed Settlement with LVLT/CTL

Three consumer advocacy groups that recently signed a settlement agreement with CenturyLink, Inc. and Level 3 Communications on the California component of the nationwide merger To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

California Emerging Technology Fund Rejects Settlement with Level 3/CenturyLink

The California Emerging Technology Fund has rejected a settlement with CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications over CETF’s concerns that the merged company is not willing tofeatured

Level 3 and CenturyLink Reach Agreement with Consumer Advocacy Groups in California

A settlement agreement has been reached in California between merger partners CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications and consumer advocacy groups that had been initiallyfeatured

California PUC Reform Package Could Hurt Regulated Utilities in the State

Regulated utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Edison along with whoever serves as president of the California Public Utilities Commission are likely to be the big losers if a package of CPUC reforms are enacted later this month by the California Legislature, commission observers told CTFN.featured

Humana-Aetna Merger Gets Boost in California

With the proposed Cigna-Anthem merger becoming more problematic by the day, another merger — Aetna’s $37 billion bid to acquire Humana — received a boost Monday when the California Department of Managed Health Care approved the Humana-Aetna pairing with conditions. Those conditions include a pledge by Aetna to keep HMO Small Group premium rate increases … Read Morefeatured

Correction: Jones Urges Block of Cigna/Anthem

Updated & Revised:  California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has urged the U.S. Justice Department to block the proposed merger of Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corporation, even as he tackles a second huge health insurance transaction, the pending $37 billion deal involving Aetna and Humana. Conceding that he lacks statutory power to prevent the Anthem-Cigna deal … Read Morefeatured


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