Regulators in Missouri have raised a red flag on Aetna's $34 billion buy of Humana, calling the deal anti-competitive for the state's Medicare market.
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish denies reports his firm and Cigna have been at loggerheads in their attempt to gain approval the Department of Justice for their $54 billion merger.
UnitedHealth's earnings set the tone for the health sector, and this quarterly report may be even more of a bellwether than usual.
Dec 31- Health insurer WellCare Health Plans said it would change its pharmacy benefit manager to CVS Health Corp from UnitedHealth Corp's Optum Rx, effective Jan. 1. About 3.8 million WellCare members enrolled under its Medicaid, Medicare and prescription drug plans will be able to access CVS' pharmacy network, WellCare said on Thursday. Shares of WellCare were...
Dec 31- Health insurer WellCare Health Plans said it would transition its pharmacy benefit management to CVS Health Corp from Jan. 1. About 3.8 million WellCare members enrolled under the company's Medicaid, Medicare and prescription drug plans will be able to access CVS' pharmacy network, WellCare said on Thursday. Pharmacy benefit managers administer drug...
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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Shares of WellCare Health Plans and Centene surged Tuesday on speculation that one of the two Medicaid insurance providers could be acquired.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
The insurance industry is bracing for the Obama administration's final Medicare Advantage rate cuts for 2015, which will be announced late Monday.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Friday's midday movers:
Love it or hate it, Obamacare has the potential to boost health insurance stocks in a big way going forward. Molina and WellCare are two possible winners.
The Fed is expected to repeat its dovish message in the coming week, which could provide a safety net for the market amid a big wave of earnings and the April jobs report.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Stocks are up as Bears are not yet in control of the narrative. There were no surprises from Bernanke, though he did give a rather spirited defense of QE and low interest rates.