Mergers And Acquisitions

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WellPoint buys 1-800 Contacts to focus on business-to-consumer market

WellPoint is buying 1-800 Contacts to expand its direct-to-consumer offerings as it aims to gain a larger market share of the individual insurance business and diversify into the "higher-margin" eyewear business.

Towers Watson buys private exchange for $435M

Professional services company Towers Watson is acquiring Extend Health, the largest private Medicare exchange, for $435 million.

Cigna buys supplemental insurance company for $295M

Cigna has reached an agreement to acquire the supplemental health insurance unit of American Financial Group for $295 million. By acquiring Great American Supplemental Benefits Group, one of the...

DOJ: Humana must divest assets to buy Arcadian

Humana can move forward with its plans to buy Arcadian Management Services if it divests certain part of Arcadian's Medicare Advantage business in five states, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said

Humana partners with Medicaid plan for dual-eligible coverage

Humana said Tuesday that it has formed a "strategic alliance" with a Medicaid insurer to create a health plan that coordinates coverage for the $300 billion dual-eligible market. The...

Humana stays competitive in consumer retail market

Humana is a mover and a shaker within the health insurance industry, taking steps both internally and externally to ensure it remains competitive in the market. Most recently, Humana promoted its

Blues plans acquire NaviNet to improve ACO data sharing

Highmark, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Independence Blue Cross (IBC), along with software company Lumeris, on Tuesday announced they are buying NaviNet, a real-time communications

Highmark-Delaware Blues merger approved with long list of conditions

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (BCBSD) has received permission to become an affiliate of Pittsburgh-based Highmark as long as both insurers meet a long list of 49 conditions. Delaware Insurance

Blue Cross freezes rates to complete Medicaid expansion

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has agreed to freeze the rates for its Medigap plan for five years so that it can move forward with its purchase of a Medicaid company. The rate freeze, which

Highmark sells Medicare claims business to prevent conflict of interest

Highmark is selling its Medicare claims processing business to avoid any conflict-of-interest issues related to its purchase of West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS). Blue Cross Blue Shield of