July 29, 2016

On Wednesday, July 27th, the Virginia Bureau of Insurance issued a 97-page report recommending that the Anthem-Cigna merger not be approved. The Virginia State Corporation Commission, which is responsible for disapproving or approving the merger, will take this report...

July 29, 2016

This week, Anthem filed a motion seeking an expedited status conference on logistics and expressing its wishes that the trial begin in October. In response the Department of Justice filed a response objecting to Anthem’s timing, stating that 1) the large scale of the m...

July 28, 2016

In their recent ad in the Washington Post, Anthem claims that its merger with Cigna is good for consumers and should be allowed to proceed. However, the evidence overwhelmingly shows that Anthem is wrong and this merger will result in lots of harm to consumers, as demo...

July 26, 2016

The battle over the mergers now shifts to the courts. Just yesterday Anthem filed a motion requesting an expedited status conference regarding its proposed merger with Cigna. In the motion, it stated that because of deadlines in its merger agreement and the need to gai...

July 26, 2016

The Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers are worth an immense amount of money. Aetna’s attempt to purchase Humana is valued at $37 billion, and Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna is valued at $53 billion. Yet relatively little attention has been paid to another as...

July 25, 2016

The Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner and the Connecticut Department of Insurance halted their review of the health insurance mergers after the Department of Justice filed suit to block both mergers over anticompetitive concerns. In two complaint...

July 21, 2016

The Justice Department and State Attorneys General from multiple states and the District of Columbia sued today to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana. They stated that these mergers, valued at $54 billion and $37 bil...

July 20, 2016

The Department of Justice is allegedly preparing lawsuits to block the proposed health insurance mergers of Anthem and Cigna and Aetna and Humana, according to multiple sources and news reports.

Antitrust officials believe that Anthem’s $48 billion acquisition of Cigna...

July 15, 2016

As the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, and State Insurance Commissioners  review the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers, they can learn from previous health insurance mergers and their effects on competition and consumers. Despite numerous conduct re...

July 15, 2016

The Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers are currently in trouble because they will harm competition in health insurance markets across the nation and negatively impact consumers. Despite Herculean efforts by the merging companies, they have been unable to successfull...

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