CTFN First Look: Express Scripts-Cigna

On March 8, health insurer Cigna announced a $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts. The per share offer consideration consists of $48.75 in cash and 0.2434 shares of stock in the combined company. Closing guidance is for the end of the year, subject to shareholderfeatured

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

CVS Controls the Clock in DOJ Review of Aetna Deal

As expected, CVS received a second request from the Department of Justice on February 1 for the company’s pending acquisition of Aetna. “A second request was guaranteed,” a former head of the antitrust divisionfeatured

Lawsuits Ongoing Against Health Net 18-Months After Acquisition by Centene

On January 8, 2016, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that he would be holding a public hearing in Sacramento to determine how Missouri-based Centene Corporation’s $6.8 billion acquisition of California-based Health Net would impactfeatured

Cigna Gambit for Anthem Documents Runs up Against Big Blue Defense

A federal judge in Alabama deferred ruling whether to allow Cigna to access critical documents related to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association internal deliberations, just as Cigna’s bid infeatured

Anthem Seeks Stay of Merger Termination

An attorney for Anthem urged a Delaware judge this morning to extend the drop dead date for its $54 billion merger with Cigna another 60 days while the company continuesfeatured

Cigna “End Run” in Anthem Suit Riles Federal Judge

Anthem urged a federal judge in Alabama Thursday to block efforts by Cigna to obtain key internal documents that may betray Anthem’s defense in a class action suit alleging the 50-statefeatured

Cigna Seeks Confidential Blues Documents in Anthem Fight

A federal court has temporarily blocked Cigna from obtaining board minutes from the various Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan sponsors who claim that the documents have been ruled confidential infeatured

Anthem in Last Minute Talks to Save Cigna Deal

Anthem is said to be in continuing negotiations with the Trump administration to rescue its troubled acquisition of Cigna, even as it awaits word from the US appeals court on the deal. The talks are being conductedfeatured

Anthem Lawyers Ask Appeals Court to Overturn Cigna Block

Updated at 11:35am EST – An attorney for Anthem told a federal appeals panel this morning that the lower court failed to properly count the efficiencies Anthem’s merger with Cigna will create when the court issuedfeatured


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