Mergers And Acquisitions

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Guest Commentary: 7 tips for insurers considering an ACO

Guest post by Martin Graf Highmark's announcement last month that it will acquire West Penn Allegheny Health System is the latest signal that insurers are working diligently on alternative strategies

Insurers on a buying spree for hospitals, provider groups

Insurers have increasingly, albeit subtly, been buying physician groups and hospitals. In fact, four of the five largest health insurers have increased physician holdings in the past year, according

Blue Cross-Highmark deal bolstered under new state law

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware and Highmark inched closer toward affiliation with the state legislature's passage of a law that allows the insurers to evade restrictions set forth by the attorney

UnitedHealth fined $1M for antitrust violation

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is paying a $1 million fine for allegedly engaging in anticompetitive behavior that was prohibited under an agreement with the Nevada attorney general's office. In

Insurers are using health IT, joining ACOs, hiring doctors

Major health insurers, including Aetna, Humana and WellPoint, are retooling and diversifying to reach beyond the health insurance sector in the wake of the federal healthcare overhaul that is

Aetna, WellPoint CFOs: Mergers and acquisition deals increasing

The chief financial officers at Aetna (NYSE: AET) and WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) think that mergers and acquisitions throughout the health insurance industry are increasing. "The M&A climate is

Health plans are diversifying

The nation's largest health plans are accelerating their pace of mergers and acquisitions. But instead of acquiring other competing insurers, health plans are finding different ways to deal with the