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Aetna/CVS Review Advances at DOJ

A decision in the Aetna/CVS Health merger is likely to come in the next three to six weeks, according to a former assistant section chief in the healthcare and consumerfeatured

DOJ Document Review of Aetna/CVS Deal Drawing to Close

The Department of Justice is well into its document review and is wrapping up the interview process with CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, a personfeatured

Jones Questions Aetna and CVS During California Hearing

Officials with CVS Health and Aetna appeared before California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on June 19 to answer questions about their proposed merger, but could notfeatured

States Move Forward with Aetna/CVS Reviews

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will hold a public hearing June 19 in San Francisco into the proposed $69 billion merger of Aetna Inc. andfeatured

CTFN First Look: Humana-Walmart

Media reports suggest Walmart is in preliminary talks to buy or expand its relationship with insurer Humana. The deal would be Walmart’s largest to date, topping its $10.8 billionfeatured

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


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