Aetna, Humana Ditch $37B Tie-Up After Court Blocks Deal

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 7:38 AM EST) -- Health insurance giants Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. will no longer move forward with their planned $37 billion merger, after a District of Columbia federal judge backed the U.S. Department of Justice’s suit to block the deal, the companies said Tuesday.

Aetna will pay Humana a $1 billion termination fee after the pair of insurers called off their merger Tuesday. (AP) Aetna said that while it still believes in the benefits of the transaction, the “current environment” is proving to be too much of a challenge...
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