Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna merger

Thu, 2017-02-23 11:24 A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market. In a 12-page order, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the merger would eliminate the...

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Aetna, Humana end merger agreement

Thu, 2017-02-23 11:23 Aetna and Humana have decided to end their merger agreement rather than appeal a judge’s decision to block the deal on antitrust grounds. “While we continue to believe that a combined company would create greater value for healthcare consumers through improved affordability...

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