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Humana's stock prices could thwart Aetna deal

Amid speculation this week that Aetna may make an offer to acquire either Humana or Cigna, industry analysts note a variety of factors that must take place for such a deal to occur.  

Aetna poised to make an offer for Cigna, Humana

A big-time merger between two of the Big Five for-profit health insurers may be on the horizon, with Aetna poised to make an offer for either Humana or Cigna.

Cigna faces $66M counter lawsuit from Health Diagnostic Laboratory

Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. has filed a counter lawsuit against Cigna, claiming the insurer owes the lab $66 million for legitimate blood-testing services.

Five biggest insurers post positive first quarter reports

The five biggest insurers in the country are heading into a more stable future after their first quarter earnings reports show that they're all faring well financially in the post-reform market.

Cigna violates ACA, discriminates against members with HIV/AIDS, suit says

Cigna has been violating the Affordable Care Act and discriminating against its members with HIV/AIDS by requiring those individuals to get medications from its mail-order pharmacy, according to a class action lawsuit filed by Consumer Watchdog.

Aetna second big-name payer to sue Health Diagnostic Laboratory

Aetna has filed a multimillion-dollar  lawsuit against Virginia-based Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. The suit alleges that the firm and its former contract sales provider, Bluewave Healthcare Consultants Inc., engaged in fraudulent billing practices.  

Cigna wants more value-based reimbursements for systems treating at-risk patients

In a session Wednesday at  the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago, Alan Muney, M.D., chief medical officer and senior vice president of Cigna's Total Health and Network division outlined three approaches to Cigna's value-based reimbursement structures.

Aetna, Anthem and Cigna don't cover genetic tests made popular by 'Angelina effect'

The "Angelina Effect"-- attributed to Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo genetic testing to detect hereditary breast cancer--is sweeping the nation. But some health insurance companies aren't willing to pay for the pricey procedures.

More insurers restrict morcellator use in hysterectomies

A growing number of insurers plan to follow the advice of the Food and Drug Administration and restrict the use of the  laparoscopic power morcellator in hysterectomies.

Cigna, SCAN join forces to offer group retiree Medicare Advantage plans in California

Cigna and California-based SCAN Health Plan have formed an alliance to provide Medicare Advantage plan benefits to employer clients in California, the insurer recently announced.