Analysis

Insurance Mega-Merger Blocks No Death Knell For Deals

Law360, Fort Wayne (February 9, 2017, 7:57 PM EST) -- Large national health insurers have suffered a one-two punch with two major acquisitions blocked on antitrust grounds in recent weeks, but while those transactions may be circling the drain, the industry may find such deals more feasible in the future with new enforcement priorities and possible legislative changes.

A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday prohibited Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. from proceeding with a proposed $54 billion combination, agreeing with the U.S. Department of Justice that the merger would reduce competition for the sale of health...
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