How Will Insurer-PBM Deals Affect Health Costs?
It may take awhile, but the recent mergers of health insurers and pharmacy benefits managers could meaningfully mitigate the costs of care.
Icahn Blasts Cigna Deal for PBM as ‘Travesty’
The investor urges Cigna shareholders to reject the acquisition of Express Scripts, calling it potentially “one of the worst blunders in corporate history."
Cigna to Buy Express Scripts in Big PBM Move
The $54 billion deal is the latest move by an insurer to cut health care costs by bringing pharmacy benefits and medical claims under one roof.
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending March 3
U.S. Steel, News Corp, Cigna, Marathon Oil, Community Health, Flowserve, ProQuest, QTS Realty Trust, Global Eagle Entertainment, Synchronoss Technologies.
Anthem, Cigna Trade Lawsuits Over Merger
The suits follow a court ruling blocking the deal, with Anthem attempting to stop Cigna from terminating their agreement.
Aetna, Humana Walk Away From $34B Merger
The insurers cited the Jan. 23 ruling in which a federal judge found the deal would substantially reduce competition in the Medicare Advantage market.
Court Blocks Another Healthcare Megamerger
The proposed Anthem-Cigna deal "is likely to have a substantial effect on competition in what is already a highly concentrated market," the judge says.
Cigna Gets 129% ROI on Tuition Reimbursement Costs
Robust Accenture study reveals that tuition assistance programs create several kinds of savings in the talent management area.
Anthem to Buy Cigna For $48.3B
The deal further concentrates the market for commercial health-care insurance.
Could Insurer Consolidation Check Health Costs?
It may be counterintuitive, but combinations like Aetna's planned purchase of Humana could lead to lower pricing from medical providers.
M&A Activity on Pace to Catch Up With 2007
Nearly 20,000 deals worth $2.2 trillion have been announced so far this year, a pace that approaches pre-financial crisis levels.