Cigna

Cigna Still Solid Despite Negative Sentiment - Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) | Seeking Alpha | 9/17/2019

… and bring quicker treatments to more Americans” according to Forbes . CI also made the move to chase some of the larger healthcare firms that have their own pharmacy operations (Forbes mentions UnitedHealth Group with Optum Rx and CVS Health with Caremark). The deal saw one major opponent in Carl Icahn who published an open letter to CI suggesting the company was overpaying for Express Scripts and leaving it vulnerable to …

Plancorp LLC Cuts Stock Position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 9/16/2019

Plancorp LLC Cuts Stock Position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Posted by Eric Schroeder on Sep 15th, 2019 Tweet Plancorp LLC cut its holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 15.9% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,179 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 411 shares during the quarter. Plancorp LLC’s holdings in Cigna were worth $343,000 at the end of the …

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Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Shares Sold by Cedar Rock Capital Ltd. | 9/16/2019

Cedar Rock Capital Ltd. lowered its position in shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 3.6% in the second the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 986,381 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 36,586 shares during the quarter. Cigna accounts for 3.7% of Cedar Rock Capital Ltd.’s holdings, making the stock its 7th biggest position. Cedar Rock …

Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. Increases Stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 9/15/2019

Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 6.6% during the second its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 146,631 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,053 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Cigna were worth $23,102,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other …

Profund Advisors LLC Has $1.75 Million Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 9/15/2019

Profund Advisors LLC Has $1.75 Million Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Posted by Adam Masters on Sep 15th, 2019 // Comments off Profund Advisors LLC cut its holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 19.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 11,090 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 2,603 shares during the quarter. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Cigna were worth $1,747,000 at …

Gamco Investors INC. ET AL Sells 254 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 9/15/2019

Gamco Investors INC. ET AL trimmed its holdings in shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 1.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,959 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 254 shares during the quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL’s holdings in Cigna were worth $2,672,000 at the end of the most …

Axa Has $21.77 Million Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 9/15/2019

Axa cut its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 11.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 138,161 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 18,375 shares during the period. Axa’s holdings in Cigna were worth $21,767,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Receives $217.93 Average Price Target from Brokerages | 9/15/2019

… rating on shares of Cigna in a report on Wednesday, August 21st. Stephens set a $225.00 price objective on Cigna and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 23rd. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Cigna from $241.00 to $207.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 12th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Cigna from a “hold” rating …

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Research Coverage Started at Deutsche Bank - Ticker Report | 9/15/2019

… Cigna and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Citigroup restated a buy rating on shares of Cigna in a research note on Wednesday, August 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Cigna from $241.00 to $207.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 12th. One analyst has rated the stock …

Pacer Advisors Inc. Acquires 470 Shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) | 9/14/2019

… of Arista Networks by 24.2% in the 2nd quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 190 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $49,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New grew its stake in shares of Arista Networks by 2.4% in the 1st quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 1,675 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $528,000 after acquiring an …

Ossiam Makes New Investment in ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) | Daily Political | 9/14/2019

… of ServiceNow by 3.6% during the second quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 1,212 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $333,000 after purchasing an additional 42 shares in the last quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New lifted its position in shares of ServiceNow by 2.0% during the first quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 2,652 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $654,000 after purchasing …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Shares Bought by Scotia Capital Inc. | 9/14/2019

Scotia Capital Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 5.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 22,012 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,205 shares during the quarter. Scotia Capital Inc.’s holdings in Cigna were worth $3,468,000 as of its most recent SEC …

Allianz Asset Management GmbH Purchases 6,425 Shares of Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE:CRL) | 9/14/2019

Allianz Asset Management GmbH increased its holdings in shares of Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE:CRL) by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 241,083 shares of the medical research company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,425 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned approximately 0.49% of Charles River Laboratories Intl. worth …

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Given a $254.00 Price Target by Oppenheimer Analysts - Ticker Report | 9/14/2019

… a $164.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, June 11th. Stephens set a $225.00 target price on Cigna buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Cigna from $241.00 to $207.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with …

Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) Shares Purchased by Riverhead Capital Management LLC | 9/13/2019

… position in Arista Networks by 24.2% during the 2nd quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 190 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $49,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New lifted its position in Arista Networks by 2.4% during the 1st quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 1,675 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $528,000 after acquiring an additional 40 …

Cigna lawsuit says labs overcharged for tests | 9/13/2019

WATERBURY – A Connecticut-based health insurer is claiming in a federal lawsuit that labs across the country defrauded it and its plan holders of at least $17 million after billing “exorbitant” rates for services, as well as conducting unnecessary drug tests. The Bloomfield-based Cigna Healthcare filed a federal lawsuit against six laboratories, which it claims […] LOG IN REQUIRED LOG IN to your account REGISTER to access your 5 FREE …

Brighton Jones LLC Trims Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 9/13/2019

Brighton Jones LLC Trims Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Posted by Mo Johnson on Sep 13th, 2019 Tweet Brighton Jones LLC cut its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,106 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 90 shares during the period. Brighton …

Cigna working to help employees identify unconscious bias - Hartford Courant | 9/13/2019

… NBA Ruby Tuesday in Bloomfield abruptly closes, following national trend Map: The results of Hartford’s Democratic mayoral primary Annie Lamont joins state officers in celebration for the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage Advertisement Bloomfield Cigna working to help employees identify unconscious bias By Steven Goode Hartford Courant Sep 12, 2019 8:07 PM Bloomfield Bloomfield CT, 9/12/2019 Puja Arora, Marketing Insight Lead Analyst watches a vitual reality presentation in which a …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) CEO David Cordani Purchases 32,509 Shares | 9/13/2019

… of $155.17 per share, with a total value of $5,044,421.53. CI opened at $158.98 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $160.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $161.69. Cigna Corp has a 12-month low of $141.95 and a 12-month high of $226.60. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of …

Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 13 | 9/13/2019

… people like you helping me, so send some news! Read on… Compliance Jobs News We start with health insurance giant Cigna, which has promoted Stephen Reynolds to chief ethics and compliance officer. Reynolds joined Cigna in 2018 after 16 years at the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut , and had been director of ethics and compliance investigations before moving upstairs. Mezu , a mobile payments startup based in Cleveland, has promoted Luis …

Medicare

Trump’s Health Team Making It Tough On ‘Medicare For All’ | Forbes | 9/1/2019

The Trump administration continues to roll out ways to make it easier for seniors to sign up for private Medicare Advantage coverage through technology upgrades and added benefits to such plans. Just last week, the … more enticing to seniors. Meanwhile, more health insurers including Anthem, Cigna, Humana, UnitedHealth Group and CVS Health’s Aetna insurance business, are signing up record numbers of seniors to Medicare Advantage and offering such coverage in

Why Is Cigna (CI) Down 8.1% Since Last Earnings Report? | Zacks | 8/31/2019

… Zacks Equity Research Cancel Read More Hide Full Article A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Cigna ( CI - Free Report ) . Shares have lost about 8.1% in that time frame, underperforming the … completed last December, led to an increase in Pharmacy and Medicare Part D members. Cigna’s debt-to-capitalization ratio improved to 47.2% as on Jun 30, 2019 from 50.9% as of Dec 31, 2018. 2019 …

AMA

HRH Dr. Percy Tamayo Joins C3 International, Inc. as Vice President | PR Newswire | 8/26/2019

… that has played a leadership role in the emerging cannabinoid therapeutics health sector, today officially announced that HRH Dr. Percy Tamayo is joining the company in the role of Vice President. Together the two aim … insurance providers and employer-provided policies such as PacifiCare, Aetna, Cigna, Universal Care and United Health Care, for both PPOs and HMOs and the State Compensation Insurance Fund. Prescription Idrasil is currently not covered via …

Signs of trouble - and progress - as Obamacare 2019 open enrollment nears | Yahoo News | 8/19/2019

Signs of trouble - and progress - as Obamacare 2019 open enrollment nears Jayne O’Donnell Reblog The latest health insurance data gives new ammunition to the Trump administration as it touts the latest bad news on Obamacare … new data. Several insurance companies, including Bright Health, Oscar, Centene, Cigna, and Anthem, have expanded where they are selling after years of declines in overall insurance participation on the exchanges, says Hempstead. For 2020, Hempstead

ACA

Medicare’s New Plan Finder Could Boost Insurers’ Advantage Enrollment | Forbes | 8/27/2019

Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group are expanding sales of Medicare Advantage plans into new states, counties and regions. Meanwhile, several startups and new entrants including Bright Health and medical care provider plans are also expanding while some companies like Oscar Health, best known for sales of individual Obamacare coverage, are going to be selling Medicare Advantage for the first time. Medicare Advantage plans provide extra benefits and services to seniors …

The Individual Market May Have Shrunk, But More And More Insurers Are Banking On Health Law’s Profits | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

… uncertainty still surrounding the health law. In other health insurance and industry news: the quality of coverage from insurers offering ACA plans, the financial effects of public ire over high health prices, premiums that are … and Georgia, to its current roster of nine. Insurers including Cigna Corp. , Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp. , the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year. Anthem Inc …

Medicaid

Medicare’s New Plan Finder Could Boost Insurers’ Advantage Enrollment | Forbes | 8/27/2019

… boost already fast-growing private Medicare Advantage enrollment. Calling the upgrades the first in a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Tuesday announced a new “Medicare Plan Finder” on the government’s Medicare.gov web … health insurers including Anthem, CVS Health’s Aetna health insurance unit, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group are expanding sales of Medicare Advantage plans into new states, counties and regions. Meanwhile, several startups and new entrants including …

Readers And Tweeters Take Dialysis Providers To Task: Nowhere But In The USA | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

Cigna. The rest, including Medicare and Medicaid, require two visits. The only benefit is to our practice, which gets $100 for the completely unnecessary second visit. Despite making it clear the single 1,020 mg infusion is just as safe and effective, you halve the number of IVs and chances for minor reactions. It’s not covered, I have no choice. A third get it once; two-thirds, twice. We charge $932 …

Medicare Advantage

Trump’s Health Team Making It Tough On ‘Medicare For All’ | Forbes | 9/1/2019

The Trump administration continues to roll out ways to make it easier for seniors to sign up for private Medicare Advantage coverage through technology upgrades and added benefits to such plans. Just last week, the … more enticing to seniors. Meanwhile, more health insurers including Anthem, Cigna, Humana, UnitedHealth Group and CVS Health’s Aetna insurance business, are signing up record numbers of seniors to Medicare Advantage and offering such coverage in

5 updates on Medicare Advantage | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/30/2019

5 updates on Medicare Advantage Morgan Haefner - Cigna is planning to expand its Medicare Advantage footprint by 14 percent next year. More articles on payers: This Medicare Advantage insurer is nearing $1B in revenue — CEO John Kao explains how © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here . To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and …

Behavioral Health

Cigna and Arcadia to Share Strategies for Health Plans to Effectively Support Physicians with Actionable Insights at RISE West | Business Wire | 9/6/2019

… BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 6, 2019– Population health management leader Arcadia.io announced today it will partner with Top 10 health plan Cigna and its subsidiary CareAllies to educate healthcare leaders on how health plans can effectively … shelf integration technology for more than 40 different physical and behavioral health EHR vendors, powered by machine learning that combs through variations in over 50 million longitudinal patient records across clinical, claims, and operational data …

Cigna Health Services Business Pioneers an Innovative Solution to Affordably Bring Life-Changing Therapies to Patients | PR Newswire | 9/5/2019

… coverage and access by patients who may benefit. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8600151-cigna-express-scripts-embarc-benefit-protection/ Bringing life-changing gene therapies to patients Impact on … an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries …

EDIS

CWM Advisors, LLC Buys NextEra Energy Inc, Caterpillar Inc, CSX Corp, Sells Cigna Corp, Quanta … | 5/17/2019

… first. Bookmark of this page has been deleted. CWM Advisors, LLC Buys NextEra Energy Inc, Caterpillar Inc, CSX Corp, Sells Cigna Corp, Quanta Services Inc, Newfield Exploration Co May 16, 2019 About: ABBV +0% COP … Corporation PLC, Maxim Integrated Products Inc, Republic Services Inc, Consolidated Edison Inc, Fortive Corp, ConocoPhillips, Dominion Energy Inc, IHS Markit, Realty Income Corp, Simon Property Group Inc, Deere, General Dynamics Corp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Halliburton …

Alpha Quant Advisors, LLC Buys Clorox Co, NRG Energy Inc, Southwest Airlines Co, Sells Cigna … | 5/9/2019

… of this page has been deleted. Alpha Quant Advisors, LLC Buys Clorox Co, NRG Energy Inc, Southwest Airlines Co, Sells Cigna Corp, Delta Air Lines Inc, Intuit Inc May 08, 2019 About: CLX +0% NRG … Brands Inc, Capri Holdings, The Chemours Co, Churchill Downs Inc, Amedisys Inc, Alliance Data Systems Corp, Allegheny Technologies Inc, The Brink’s Co, Photronics Inc, Patrick Industries Inc, Progress Software Corp, Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc …

Digital Health

Telehealth Secrets 2019 Announces Keynotes, Talks by Moon Express Cofounder, MDLIVE Founder, NBC Comcast SVP, Berkshire Hathaway and Zenefits CEO | PRWeb | 9/11/2019

… Article Fourth Telehealth Secrets Conference Announces over 60 Talks by healthcare execs, innovators, investors including UnitedHealthcare, Berkshire Hathaway, Anthem, Humana, Cigna, Salesforce, Alivecor, Medstars; Keynotes by Moon Express cofounder, MDLIVE Founder, NBC Comcast SVP, and … one of the most exciting times in healthcare. Advances in digital health lets us use AI to predict heart attacks and diagnose heart disease to 99% accuracy. Big data gives us ways to extend human …

Cigna Health Services Business Pioneers an Innovative Solution to Affordably Bring Life-Changing Therapies to Patients | PR Newswire | 9/5/2019

… coverage and access by patients who may benefit. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8600151-cigna-express-scripts-embarc-benefit-protection/ Bringing life-changing gene therapies to patients Impact on … out of pocket spend on insulin to $25 ) and our Digital Health Formulary (which will help people make better choices among the 300,000 healthcare apps available today). “All of us want innovative treatments for devastating …

Pharmacy Benefit Management

Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options | Business Wire | 6/6/2019

Cigna Corporation, or Cigna, and us related to the merger agreement between the parties, including our claim for damages against Cigna, Cigna’s claim for payment of a termination fee and other damages against us, and the potential for such litigation to cause us to incur substantial costs, materially distract management and negatively impact our reputation and financial condition; non-compliance by any party with the pharmacy benefit management services agreements …

Trump administration postpones some Medicare drug-cost proposals | Yahoo News | 5/17/2019

… clarity on whether the measure will have to be implemented for next year. The administration has argued the rebates, which pharmacy benefit management firms negotiate from drugmakers, have contributed to the rise of prescription list … in the short run. Shares of CVS Health, UnitedHealth, and Cigna have come under pressure this year in part over uncertainty about the outlook for their pharmacy benefit businesses under the push for PBM rebate …

ACO

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… said. The health system formed a value-based arrangement in 2014 with the Blues plan when the insurer joined its ACO, WakeMed Key Community Care. Claims sometimes aren’t processed correctly or at all, health system … imposed on them, he said. Collegiality Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer Cigna has acknowledged that not all the measures it uses for value-based contracts will be relevant to providers, so it has established a minimum …

CareAllies Rated #1 Consultative Partner for Physician Organizations Transitioning to Value-Based Care Models | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 8/20/2019

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 20, 2019– CareAllies, a Cigna (NYSE: CI) company, was named the top-rated Value-Based Care (VBC) Consultant for Physician Practices for a second consecutive year by Black Book Market Research … multi-payer solutions include provider engagement services, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) support, practice transformation services and home-based care delivery services. For more information about the 2019 Black Book Value-Based Care Consultants rating or

UnitedHealth

Telehealth Secrets 2019 Announces Keynotes, Talks by Moon Express Cofounder, MDLIVE Founder, NBC Comcast SVP, Berkshire Hathaway and Zenefits CEO | 9/11/2019

UnitedHealth, Berkshire Hathaway, NBC Comcast, Humana, Anthem, Cigna, MDLIVE and others — who are focused on driving business growth through virtual healthcare disruption . Attendees will gain insights into high growth opportunities, smart tech trends, and new patient-centered care models to achieve telehealth adoption, reduce costs, and impact the healthcare system. This three-day executive event will be held on October 2-4, 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont, CA. http …

UnitedHealth Group

Health Insurance Market Providers, Plans, Present Trends, Top Vendors and Future Forecast till 2025: Aviva, AXA, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., International Medical Group, UnitedHealth Group | 9/11/2019

… Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Ltd., AXA, Aviva plc, Aetna, Inc., Allianz SE, Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd, Cigna Corporation, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Cigna TTK, Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited, Express … Scripts Holding Company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., International Medical Group, UnitedHealth Group Inc., Bupa, Blue Cross, Liberty International Insurance, AIG, MetLife, Alltrust Insurance Company, Arab Orient Gulf Insurance Group, AXA, Allied World, Abu Dhabi National …

Tracking Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital Management Portfolio - Q2 2019 Update | Seeking Alpha | 9/2/2019

… CIGNA Corp. ( CI ), HCA Healthcare ( HCA ), Iqvia Holdings ( IQV ), FMC Corp. ( FMC ), and McKesson Corp. ( MCK ). Together, they are at ~30% of the 13F assets. Stake Disposals Hertz Global ( HTZ ) and Stars Group Inc. ( TSG ): These minutely small (less than ~0.50% of the portfolio each) positions were disposed this quarter. New Stakes UnitedHealth Group ( UNH ), T-Mobile US ( TMUS ), and United Rentals ( URI ): These are the three new stakes this …

CVS Health

Medicare’s New Plan Finder Could Boost Insurers’ Advantage Enrollment | Forbes | 8/27/2019

CVS Health’s Aetna health insurance unit, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group are expanding sales of Medicare Advantage plans into new states, counties and regions. Meanwhile, several startups and new entrants including Bright Health and medical care provider plans are also expanding while some companies like Oscar Health, best known for sales of individual Obamacare coverage, are going to be selling Medicare Advantage for the first time. Medicare Advantage plans provide …

Here’s how the top insurers performed in the second quarter of 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 8/23/2019

The country’s biggest health insurers raked in more than $11 billion in profit in the second quarter, particularly as recent mergers and newly-launched business lines began to bear fruit. The clearest example of this trend is CVS Health, which posted a Q2 profit loss in 2018 but saw profits return to the black and revenues increase significantly following its acquisition of Aetna. Cigna posted similar results, with its revenues …

Express Scripts

Here’s how the top insurers performed in the second quarter of 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 8/23/2019

Cigna posted similar results, with its revenues skyrocketing from $11.5 billion in the second quarter of 2018 to $34.4 billion in Q2 2019, thanks in large part to its purchase of Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager. Whitepaper Elevate Health Plan Member Engagement Through Call Center Transformation Learn how health plans can rapidly transform their call center operations and provide high-touch, concierge service to health plan members …

Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program Now Connected to Military Health System PDMP | Globe Newswire | 8/23/2019

… of the Florida PDMP, known as E-FORCSE ® (Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program), and partners with Express Scripts – one of the country’s leading pharmacy benefit managers – to support the Military Health … more.We are Champions For Better SM .Express Scripts, part of Cigna, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical, and beyond to further total health for all. David Griffin Appriss Health 502-815-3880 [email protected] Related Articles More …

CVS

Medicare’s New Plan Finder Could Boost Insurers’ Advantage Enrollment | Forbes | 8/27/2019

CVS Health’s Aetna health insurance unit, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group are expanding sales of Medicare Advantage plans into new states, counties and regions. Meanwhile, several startups and new entrants including Bright Health and medical care provider plans are also expanding while some companies like Oscar Health, best known for sales of individual Obamacare coverage, are going to be selling Medicare Advantage for the first time. Medicare Advantage plans provide …

Here’s how the top insurers performed in the second quarter of 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 8/23/2019

The country’s biggest health insurers raked in more than $11 billion in profit in the second quarter, particularly as recent mergers and newly-launched business lines began to bear fruit. The clearest example of this trend is CVS Health, which posted a Q2 profit loss in 2018 but saw profits return to the black and revenues increase significantly following its acquisition of Aetna. Cigna posted similar results, with its revenues …

Optum

Cigna seeks sale of group benefits insurance business: Reuters | CNBC | 8/20/2019

David Cordani, president and CEO of CIGNA Corp., appears on CNBC at the New York Stock Exchange, March 8, 2018. Brendan McDermid Reuters U.S. health insurer Cigna is exploring a sale of its group benefits … well as UnitedHealth Group Inc and its pharmacy benefit manager Optum. Any proceeds from the sale of its group benefits insurance business could help Cigna pay down its long-term debt, which totaled $37 billion

Consumers like their pharmacies, but CVS trails rivals in survey | Healthcare Dive | 8/20/2019

… Health Mart and Rite Aid. For mail order pharmacies, Humana was most highly rated, followed by Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealth’s OptumRx. CVS pharmacy, whether in-store or mail order, was below average in terms of … CVS operates the second largest mail-order/specialty pharmacy, after Cigna-Express Scripts, with an estimated $38.6 billion in prescription revenues last year. The mail order was just below average in consumer satisfaction, behind Humana …

Pfizer

Stocks to buy, avoid as the US-China trade war unfolds: Goldman Sachs - Business Insider | 8/12/2019

… biggest companies in the services group that also have low labor costs as a percentage of revenues include Netflix , PayPal , Cigna , Aflac , and McKesson . He’s far more pessimistic about goods makers: They’re more likely to … Johnson , Exxon Mobil , Procter & Gamble , Chevron , Coca-Cola , Merck , Intel , Pfizer , and Boeing . Of those, all except Pfizer are higher this year, but only Apple and Procter & Gamble have substantially beaten the market …

Humana’s stock jumps 2.6% premarket after Q2 results | MarketWatch | 7/31/2019

… 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript Jul. 31, 2019 at 1:28 p.m. ET on Seeking Alpha Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys Pfizer Inc, Alcon Inc, Mylan NV, Sells Merck Inc, McKesson Corp, Biogen Inc Jul. 31 … quarter. Jul. 30, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. ET on Zacks.com Cigna’s (CI) Q2 earnings should reflect increase in revenues from growth across its segments and share buyback. Jul. 30, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. ET on …

Merck

Obamacare Plans Are Turning a Profit: Brainstorm Health | Fortune | 8/23/2019

… footprint to 15 states and 26 markets,” said the company in a statement on Thursday. And it’s not just Oscar. Cigna and Centene (the latter being a long-time Obamacare iconoclast and enthusiast) are also … by HHS, was challenged by large drug makers such as Merck, Eli Lilly, and Amgen, who argued that it would violate free speech rights by compelling such disclosures. GSK’s long-acting HIV injection may only …

Obamacare Plans Are Turning a Profit | Fortune | 8/23/2019

… footprint to 15 states and 26 markets,” said the company in a statement on Thursday. And it’s not just Oscar. Cigna and Centene (the latter being a long-time Obamacare iconoclast and enthusiast) are also … by HHS, was challenged by large drug makers such as Merck, Eli Lilly, and Amgen, who argued that it would violate free speech rights by compelling such disclosures. GSK’s long-acting HIV injection may only …

OptumRx

Consumers like their pharmacies, but CVS trails rivals in survey | Healthcare Dive | 8/20/2019

… Health Mart and Rite Aid. For mail order pharmacies, Humana was most highly rated, followed by Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealth’s OptumRx. CVS pharmacy, whether in-store or mail order, was below average in terms of … CVS operates the second largest mail-order/specialty pharmacy, after Cigna-Express Scripts, with an estimated $38.6 billion in prescription revenues last year. The mail order was just below average in consumer satisfaction, behind Humana …

DrFirst Integrates With Epic To Deliver In-Workflow Access To Robust Real-Time Prescription Benefits To Prescribers | Health IT Outcomes | 8/1/2019

OptumRx (UnitedHealthcare), Cigna, and more, to provide a comprehensive solution for prescribers to access real-time costs through the largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the U.S. DrFirst’s myBenefitCheck is currently processing more than 2.8 million transactions per month and has helped more than 6.5 million patients. Out-of-pocket cost savings for patients have been as much as $640, and average around $11 for a 30-day prescription. By …

McKesson

Hospital, health tech company stocks fall faster than the market | Modern Healthcare | 8/14/2019

McKesson’s technology business, was up 9%. It began trading in June. Most health insurers’ share prices were down about 2% to 3%, with Cigna Corp. taking the biggest hit at -5.5%. —with Shelby Livingston Letter Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor , and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Sponsored Content Get Free Newsletters …

Goldman Sachs recommends two stock-picking strategies amid the US-China trade war | Yahoo News | 8/12/2019

Cigna ( CI ), Aflac ( AFL ) and McKesson ( MCK ). The recent escalation of the trade war with China has sparked stock market volatility over the past week. The S&P 500 ( ^GSPC ) is down 4% from its all-time closing high on July 26. Scott Gamm is a reporter at Yahoo Finance. Follow him on Twitter @ScottGamm . More from Scott: S&P 500 will plunge another 15% by the end of this …

Morgan Stanley

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Stock Price Up 5.4% | 9/10/2019

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI)’s stock price was up 5.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $162.59 and last traded at $162.16, approximately 2,943,504 shares were traded during trading … buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 23rd. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on Cigna from $241.00 to $207.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Trading Up 5.4% | 9/10/2019

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) shares rose 5.4% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $162.59 and last traded at $162.16, approximately 2,943,504 shares changed hands during trading. An increase of 18% from the average daily volume of 2,501,582 shares. The stock had previously closed at $153.80. CI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Cigna from $241.00 …

BlackRock

AGF Investments Inc. Has $20.26 Million Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 6/24/2019

AGF Investments Inc. Has $20.26 Million Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Posted by Frank Smitson on Jun 23rd, 2019 AGF Investments Inc. boosted its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 125.0% in … 167,000 after buying an additional 31,678,514 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Cigna by 59.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 26,892,201 shares of the health services provider’s stock

Fmr LLC Purchases 2,171,463 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 6/24/2019

Fmr LLC Purchases 2,171,463 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Posted by Frank Smitson on Jun 24th, 2019 Fmr LLC boosted its stake in shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 21.6% in the 1st … after purchasing an additional 31,678,514 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Cigna by 59.4% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 26,892,201 shares of the health services provider’s stock

Goldman Sachs

The Power Of Purpose: Milton Friedman Is Rolling In His Grave | Forbes | 8/23/2019

Goldman Sachs, Home Depot, IPG, GM, Hearst, General Dynamics, Fedex, Fox, Deloitte, Dell, Coke, CVS, Chevron, Citigroup, Cisco, Cigna, Carlyle Group, Best Buy, AT&T, Boeing, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Bank of America, Blackrock, United Airlines, UPS, Tishman Speyer, Steeelcase, Target, P&G, SAP, Qualcomm, Phizer, PWC, Salesforce, PepsisCo, Oracle, Metlife, Morgan Stanley, Mastercard, Macys, Mass Mutual, JP Morgan Chase, Marriott, KPMG, Visa, Xerox, 3M and many more — declared …

Goldman Sachs recommends two stock-picking strategies amid the US-China trade war | Yahoo News | 8/12/2019

… between the U.S. and China heat up with the market bracing for a new round of tariffs on Sept. 1, Goldman Sachs strategists are recommending a few strategies for asset managers to navigate the uncertainty … are also service-focused companies, including: Netflix ( NFLX ), PayPal ( PYPL ), Cigna ( CI ), Aflac ( AFL ) and McKesson ( MCK ). The recent escalation of the trade war with China has sparked stock market volatility over the past week …

Leerink Partners

6 Biggest Price Target Changes For Wednesday | 12/20/2017

Lisa Levin , Benzinga Staff Writer December 20, 2017 9:32am Comments Share: Oppenheimer raised Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) price target from $92 to $100. Microsoft shares closed at $85.83 on Tuesday. Leerink Partners boosted the price target for CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI ) from $230 to $250. CIGNA shares closed at $207.26 on Tuesday. Argus increased the price target for Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) from $25 to $30. Twitter …

CVS’s $68 Billion Bid to Bring One-Stop Shopping to Health Care - Bloomberg | 12/7/2017

Leerink Partners. “This is going to be appealing to a huge number of people,” says Ingrid Lindberg, president of Kobie Marketing Inc. and a former chief customer experience officer at health insurer Cigna Corp. “There’s a large majority of people who are truly driven by ease and convenience when it comes to their care.” Ateev Mehrotra, a professor at Harvard Medical School, says his research has found that retail clinics …

Citigroup

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Receives Buy Rating from Citigroup - Ticker Report | 8/25/2019

Citigroup reiterated their buy rating on shares of Cigna (NYSE:CI) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, TipRanks reports. A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on CI. UBS Group initiated coverage on Cigna in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. They set a buy rating and a $185.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Cigna from a hold rating to a …

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Receives “Buy” Rating from Citigroup | Daily Political | 8/23/2019

Cigna (NYSE:CI) Receives “Buy” Rating from Citigroup August Cigna (NYSE:CI) Receives “Buy” Rating from Citigroup - Filed Under - by Stacy Sanders Citigroup restated their buy rating on shares of Cigna (NYSE:CI) in a report released on Wednesday, TipRanks reports. Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Raymond James increased their price objective on Cigna from $185.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock an …

Merrill Lynch

SI Bone INC (SIBN) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript | Yahoo News | 8/7/2019

… 2017 by Allergan. Heyward brings more than 30 years of payer and digital health experience including executive leadership positions at Cigna, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. I’m delighted that … Your line is now open. Travis Steed – Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Analyst Oh, hi. This is actually Travis Steed, and I’m here for Bob Hopkins. Laura Francis – Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer …

US STOCKS-S&P 500 near flat as healthcare in spotlight | CNBC | 7/12/2019

… also rose. A 5.3% gain in UnitedHealth Group Inc helped the Dow break above 27,000 points for the first time. Cigna Corp surged 9%. At the same time, drugmakers such as Merck & Co Inc and … 0.17%, to 8,188.67. Iron Mountain slumped after Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded the document storage company’s shares to “underperform,” citing recent declines in recycled paper pricing. A Labor Department report showed U.S. underlying consumer …

JP Morgan

U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Mylan, Exact Sciences, Medley Management - Nasdaq.com | 7/29/2019

… The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers: Mylan NV MYL.O , up 12.9% Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc CMG.N , up 3.1% Cigna Corp CI.N , up 2% The top three S&P 500 percentage losers: Nektar Therapeutics … S&P warns of rating cut Starbucks Corp : down 1.1% JP Morgan cuts to ‘neutral’ on “stretched” valuation Tower Semiconductor Ltd : up 5.9% Jumps on Q2 profit beat, plans to expand capacity Mylan NV : up …

Chief Data Officers Struggle To Make A Business Impact | Forbes | 6/25/2019

Cigna, Citizens Bank, JP Morgan Chase, MasterCard, and Walmart will convene for a panel discussion to offer their perspectives on the state of the CDO role and the challenges they must overcome. The timing couldn’t be more opportune. While the CDO role is now widely adopted – 67.9% of major companies report having appointed a CDO , up from 12.0% in 2012 – the challenges have arguably never been greater. Data continues to …

Jefferies Financial Group

Magellan Health, Inc. (MGLN) CEO Barry Smith on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/6/2019

Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN ) Q1 2019 Results Earnings Conference Call May 2, 2019 7:30 AM ET Company Participants Joe Bogdan - Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Barry Smith - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Rubin - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Ana Gupte - SVB Leerink LLC David Styblo - Jefferies & Company, Inc. Scott Fidel - Stephens Inc. Kevin Fishback with Bank - America Merrill Lynch Operator Welcome and thank you for standing by …

Calls of the day: Uber, Lyft, Walmart, Target & more | CNBC | 5/3/2019

Atlantic Equities initiated Uber as neutral Atlantic Equities initiated Lyft as underweight Bernstein upgraded Walmart to outperform from market-perform Bernstein downgraded Target to market-perform from outperform Jefferies upgraded Tilray to hold from underperform Barclays upgraded Bristol-Myers Squibb to overweight from equal-weight RBC upgraded American Express to sector perform from underperform Deutsche Bank upgraded TripAdvisor to buy from hold Goldman Sachs downgraded Cigna to buy from conviction …

Echo Health Ventures

GNS Healthcare’s AI patient-matching platform nets $23M from Cigna Ventures, Amgen, Celgene | FierceBiotech | 7/17/2019

GNS Healthcare raised $23 million from the venture capital arms of drugmakers and health insurance companies to build out its artificial-intelligence-driven precision medicine platform. The company’s series D round was lead by Cigna Ventures and included additional backing from Amgen Ventures, Celgene, Echo Health Ventures and Alexandria Venture Investments as well as an investment from Gary Loveman, who previously served as president of Aetna’s consumer health division. By …

SVB Leerink

Cigna Corp to Post Q3 2019 Earnings of $4.65 Per Share, Svb Leerink Forecasts (NYSE:CI) | 8/9/2019

Cigna Corp to Post Q3 2019 Earnings of $4.65 Per Share, Svb Leerink Forecasts (NYSE:CI) Posted by Ken Giver on Aug 8th, 2019 Tweet Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) – Analysts at Svb Leerink boosted their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Cigna in a research report issued on Monday, July 15th, according to Zacks Investment Research . Svb Leerink analyst A. Gupte now forecasts that the health …

UnitedHealth to jumpstart Q2 results with eyes on volume, ‘Medicare for All’ | Healthcare Dive | 7/16/2019

… few weeks. Utilization subdued Utilization is slowing in the second quarter, according to a June survey of 48 hospital administrators. SVB Leerink analysts noted this is a positive for payers and their medical cost trends … in a win for payers. Stocks for UnitedHealth, CVS and Cigna rose sharply following the announcement. That may not be the end for the proposal, however. “It’s still alive and moving along in Congress,” Tanquilut …

HCA

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … imposed on them, he said. Collegiality Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer Cigna has acknowledged that not all the measures it uses for value-based contracts will be relevant to providers, so it has established a minimum …

The Individual Market May Have Shrunk, But More And More Insurers Are Banking On Health Law’s Profits | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

Cigna Corp. , Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp. , the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year. Anthem Inc. is expanding in at least two of its states, California and Virginia. (Wilde Mathews, 8/22) Houston Chronicle: Oscar Insurance To Enter Houston ACA Market In 2020 Oscar, a fast-growing, tech-based insurance start-up, will offer individual plans for 2020 through the Affordable Care …

HCA Healthcare

Hospital, health tech company stocks fall faster than the market | Modern Healthcare | 8/14/2019

… hit as hard. Shares in King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services were down 2% Wednesday, and Nashville-based HCA Healthcare’s share price fell 3.6%. Barely a month after slew of digital health companies … insurers’ share prices were down about 2% to 3%, with Cigna Corp. taking the biggest hit at -5.5%. —with Shelby Livingston Letter Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here …

Health stocks fall before arguments on constitutionality of Obamacare | CNBC | 7/9/2019

Cigna and Humana were down more than 1% in early afternoon trading. Shares of HCA Healthcare , the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, and Tenet Healthcare were down 2% and 3%, respectively. Community Health Systems was falling by more than 7%. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas ruled in December that the entire health law was unconstitutional because of the move by Congress in 2017 …

Kaiser Permanente

250+ Executives Representing From Over 30 States Gathered In Long Beach For The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute | Globe Newswire | 8/22/2019

Kaiser Permanente kicked off the Institute with his plenary address: Mind, Body, Community: Kaiser Permanente’s Unique Approach . Wednesday’s program was opened by Samantha Arsenault, MA, Vice President of National Treatment Quality Initiatives, Shatterproof, Eric Bailly, LPC, LADC, Business Solutions Director, Anthem, Inc. and Doug Nemecek, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer – Behavioral Health, Cigna in their plenary address: Quality Measurement In Addiction Treatment: Advancing Adoption Of Best Practices . This all-inclusive …

Consumers like their pharmacies, but CVS trails rivals in survey | Healthcare Dive | 8/20/2019

… customer satisfaction, followed by Health Mart and Rite Aid. For mail order pharmacies, Humana was most highly rated, followed by Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealth’s OptumRx. CVS pharmacy, whether in-store or mail order, was below … CVS operates the second largest mail-order/specialty pharmacy, after Cigna-Express Scripts, with an estimated $38.6 billion in prescription revenues last year. The mail order was just below average in consumer satisfaction, behind Humana …

Tenet Healthcare

Hospital, health tech company stocks fall faster than the market | Modern Healthcare | 8/14/2019

… higher rates than the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 on Wednesday, which declined 3.1% and 2.9%, respectively. Tenet Healthcare Corp. saw the biggest drop among its peers. Shares of the Dallas-based … insurers’ share prices were down about 2% to 3%, with Cigna Corp. taking the biggest hit at -5.5%. —with Shelby Livingston Letter Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here …

UnitedHealth to jumpstart Q2 results with eyes on volume, ‘Medicare for All’ | Healthcare Dive | 7/16/2019

… positive for payers and their medical cost trends and for hospital operators heavily invested in outpatient settings, including HCA and Tenet Healthcare with its outpatient surgical unit, USPI. “Share of procedures in [inpatient] declined across … in a win for payers. Stocks for UnitedHealth, CVS and Cigna rose sharply following the announcement. That may not be the end for the proposal, however. “It’s still alive and moving along in Congress,” Tanquilut …

Community Health Systems

Hospital, health tech company stocks fall faster than the market | Modern Healthcare | 8/14/2019

… among its peers. Shares of the Dallas-based company shed nearly 8% of their value on Wednesday. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems saw its share price slide 7%. Other hospital chains weren’t hit as … insurers’ share prices were down about 2% to 3%, with Cigna Corp. taking the biggest hit at -5.5%. —with Shelby Livingston Letter Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here …

Health stocks fall before arguments on constitutionality of Obamacare | CNBC | 7/9/2019

Cigna and Humana were down more than 1% in early afternoon trading. Shares of HCA Healthcare , the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, and Tenet Healthcare were down 2% and 3%, respectively. Community Health Systems was falling by more than 7%. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas ruled in December that the entire health law was unconstitutional because of the move by Congress in 2017 …

UPMC

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, made a surprise announcement May 21 that he is leaving the company. 2. Matthew Fitzsimmons , Cigna’s U.S. privacy officer and lead cybersecurity counsel, left the company for a new position … Health System’s Health Alliance Plan, retired June 30.7. Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine appointed Denise McDonough president …

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/28/2019

… their lives easier. The patients win. And you win.” Eva Borden, senior managing director of behavioral and medical solutions at Cigna: “How do we help providers partner across the medical neighborhoods that they interact in … different data sets.” Dan LaVallee, director of government programs at UPMC Health Plan: “Value-based reimbursement asks members to access care differently. It asks providers and PCPs to provide care differently. We at UPMC Health …

St. Joseph Health

Hospital-led generic drug company Civica Rx opens headquarters | Healthcare Dive | 4/22/2019

… company’s governing board and founding members has about two dozen healthcare stakeholders, including Intermountain Healthcare , Mayo Clinic, HCA Healthcare, Providence St. Joseph Health, Trinity Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Dive Insight: Civica Rx CEO Martin … to disclose which drugs it will manufacture. Earlier this month , Cigna and Express Scripts agreed to cap copays on insulin after the PBM received higher discounts from insulin manufacturers Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi …

Health systems launch new HIPAA-compliant Amazon Alexa voice tools | FierceHealthcare | 4/6/2019

… programs enabling patients to check prescriptions and schedule doctor visits using voice technology. (Amazon) The first six healthcare organizations including Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital are rolling out new HIPAA-compliant Amazon Alexa voice tools … along with Cigna and Boston Children’s are Express Scripts, Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Atrium Health and digital health company Livongo. Free Daily Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to FierceHealthcare! The healthcare sector remains in …

Providence St. Joseph Health

Hospital-led generic drug company Civica Rx opens headquarters | Healthcare Dive | 4/22/2019

… The company’s governing board and founding members has about two dozen healthcare stakeholders, including Intermountain Healthcare , Mayo Clinic, HCA Healthcare, Providence St. Joseph Health, Trinity Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Dive Insight: Civica Rx CEO … to disclose which drugs it will manufacture. Earlier this month , Cigna and Express Scripts agreed to cap copays on insulin after the PBM received higher discounts from insulin manufacturers Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi …

Health systems launch new HIPAA-compliant Amazon Alexa voice tools | FierceHealthcare | 4/6/2019

… programs enabling patients to check prescriptions and schedule doctor visits using voice technology. (Amazon) The first six healthcare organizations including Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital are rolling out new HIPAA-compliant Amazon Alexa voice tools … tools along with Cigna and Boston Children’s are Express Scripts, Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Atrium Health and digital health company Livongo. Free Daily Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to FierceHealthcare! The healthcare sector remains …

Atrium Health

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4 | 5/2/2019

Atrium Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, CIGNA, ExpressScripts, Livongo, and Swedish Health Connect. Broadband connectivity, cloud computing, data analytics and well-conceived artificial intelligence (AI) enable the use of data generated from digital health tools to benefit our health. Increasingly, as connectivity gets to each of us wherever we live, work, play, and learn, and sensors shrink and lower in cost, we can do more self-care at home and in …

DaVita Medical Group

UnitedHealth (UNH) Closes DaVita Unit Buy, Expands OptumCare | Yahoo News | 6/27/2019

UnitedHealth Group Inc. ’s UNH Optum unit has completed the buyout of DaVita Medical Group, a unit of DaVita Inc. DVA, for $4.3 billion in cash. This acquisition has been made by OptumCare — a sub … terms of medical members served and revenue), against companies like Cigna Corp. CI, Anthem Inc. ANTM, Humana and others. Meanwhile, an increasing trend of consolidation is being witnessed across the industry, which is itself undergoing

Aetna

We Asked Prosecutors if Health Insurance Companies Care About Fraud. They Laughed at Us. - Eagle Pass Business Journal | 9/12/2019

Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare and others ignored or refused my many requests to interview their fraud investigators or responded with assurances about their fraud-fighting efforts, with few specifics. A United spokesperson said I couldn’t speak to a fraud investigator because “we do not want to make information public that would make it easier for those intent on engaging in fraud to commit these crimes.” She said the insurer uses analytics …

Humana

Telehealth Secrets 2019 Announces Keynotes, Talks by Moon Express Cofounder, MDLIVE Founder, NBC Comcast SVP, Berkshire Hathaway and Zenefits CEO | 9/11/2019

Humana, Anthem, Cigna, MDLIVE and others — who are focused on driving business growth through virtual healthcare disruption . Attendees will gain insights into high growth opportunities, smart tech trends, and new patient-centered care models to achieve telehealth adoption, reduce costs, and impact the healthcare system. This three-day executive event will be held on October 2-4, 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton Newark-Fremont, CA. http://www.vsee.com/conference Dr. Milton Chen …

Anthem

The Individual Market May Have Shrunk, But More And More Insurers Are Banking On Health Law’s Profits | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

Cigna Corp. , Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp. , the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year. Anthem Inc. is expanding in at least two of its states, California and Virginia. (Wilde Mathews, 8/22) Houston Chronicle: Oscar Insurance To Enter Houston ACA Market In 2020 Oscar, a fast-growing, tech-based insurance start-up, will offer individual plans for 2020 through the Affordable Care …

New York health insurer expanding to Miami | The Business Journals | 8/22/2019

Cigna Corp., Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp., the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year, the Journal reports. Anthem Inc. is expanding in at least two of its states, California and Virginia. Oscar is offering coverage in select cities. In Florida, Oscar will offer plans in Miami, Tampa, Ocala and Daytona. It will also offer plans for the first time in Philadelphia …

Wellcare

10 payer exec moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/15/2019

… WellCare Health Plans named Eugenie Komives, MD, CMO for North Carolina.6. Humana named Kathie Mancini regional president for its east central Medicare operations.7. Cigna appointed Brian Marsella market president for its healthcare and related benefits plans in the Midwest market.8. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon named James Polo, MD, executive medical director.9. MetroPlus Health Plan appointed Sanjiv Shah, MD, CMO.10. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue …

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

UnitedHealthcare

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … imposed on them, he said. Collegiality Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer Cigna has acknowledged that not all the measures it uses for value-based contracts will be relevant to providers, so it has established a minimum …

Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August | Healthcare Dive | 8/22/2019

Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, Anthem and Cigna outpaced other competitors in the space, according to RBC Capital Markets. Anthem had the highest percentage growth in August (up 1% or roughly 12,000 members) while Humana and UnitedHealthcare had the strongest gains numerically, with Humana picking up almost 22,500 members and UnitedHealthcare up almost 22,000. Overall MA membership increased 0.4% month-over-month, with the big five insurers gaining 0.5% as a group …

Wellcare Health Plans

10 payer exec moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/15/2019

… WellCare Health Plans named Eugenie Komives, MD, CMO for North Carolina.6. Humana named Kathie Mancini regional president for its east central Medicare operations.7. Cigna appointed Brian Marsella market president for its healthcare and related benefits plans in the Midwest market.8. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon named James Polo, MD, executive medical director.9. MetroPlus Health Plan appointed Sanjiv Shah, MD, CMO.10. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue …

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

Molina Healthcare

The Individual Market May Have Shrunk, But More And More Insurers Are Banking On Health Law’s Profits | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

Cigna Corp. , Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp. , the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year. Anthem Inc. is expanding in at least two of its states, California and Virginia. (Wilde Mathews, 8/22) Houston Chronicle: Oscar Insurance To Enter Houston ACA Market In 2020 Oscar, a fast-growing, tech-based insurance start-up, will offer individual plans for 2020 through the Affordable Care …

New York health insurer expanding to Miami | The Business Journals | 8/22/2019

Cigna Corp., Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp., the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year, the Journal reports. Anthem Inc. is expanding in at least two of its states, California and Virginia. Oscar is offering coverage in select cities. In Florida, Oscar will offer plans in Miami, Tampa, Ocala and Daytona. It will also offer plans for the first time in Philadelphia …

Centene Corp

The Individual Market May Have Shrunk, But More And More Insurers Are Banking On Health Law’s Profits | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

Cigna Corp. , Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp. , the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year. Anthem Inc. is expanding in at least two of its states, California and Virginia. (Wilde Mathews, 8/22) Houston Chronicle: Oscar Insurance To Enter Houston ACA Market In 2020 Oscar, a fast-growing, tech-based insurance start-up, will offer individual plans for 2020 through the Affordable Care …

5 payers expanding their 2020 offerings | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/22/2019

Here are five payers who recently announced plans to expand their product offerings for 2020: 1. Oscar is extending its coverage footprint to six new states and 12 new markets for 2020.2. Centene Corp. will extend its offerings on the ACA’s health insurance marketplace in 10 states for 2020.3. Cigna is planning to expand its Medicare Advantage footprint by 14 percent next year.4. Bright Health will expand to 13 …

Magellan Health

Magellan Healths Growth Measures Aid Investors’ Confidence | Zacks | 8/28/2019

Magellan Healths Growth Measures Aid Investors’ Confidence Zacks Equity Research You follow Analyst Blog - edit You follow Zacks Equity Research - edit What would you like to follow? Zacks Equity Research Cancel Read More Hide Full … MOH - Free Report ) , UnitedHealthcare Group, Inc. ( UNH - Free Report ) and Cigna Corp. ( CI - Free Report ) . Each of these stocks carries a zacks rank 2 (Buy). Cigna has surpassed earnings estimates in three of the four

Magellan Healths Growth Measures Aid Investors’ Confidence - August 28, 2019 - Zacks.com | 8/28/2019

Magellan Health, Inc.’ s ( MGLN - Free Report ) strategic initiatives to rake in growth seems to be slowly taking off. Though the company has sustained declining earnings and revenues for the first nine months of 2019 … MOH - Free Report ) , UnitedHealthcare Group, Inc. ( UNH - Free Report ) and Cigna Corp. ( CI - Free Report ) . Each of these stocks carries a zacks rank 2 (Buy). You can see (Strong Buy) stocks here . Cigna has surpassed

The Health Plan

Lyft Hails Medicare As Next Profitable Ride | Forbes | 5/31/2019

Cigna-Healthspring , the Medicare Advantage business of Cigna. The push into Medicare Advantage comes as Lyft rivals including Uber and Ford Motor Company’s GoRide Health invest into expansion for non-emergency medical transportation services. Lyft says its platform is helpful for older Medicare beneficiaries because it allows the health plan or patient’s medical care provider to hail a ride for the health plan enrollee if they don’t have the Lyft …

Lyft Hails Medicare Advantage As Its Next Profitable Ride | Forbes | 5/30/2019

Cigna-Healthspring , the Medicare Advantage business of Cigna. The push into Medicare Advantage comes as Lyft rivals including Uber and Ford Motor Company’s GoRide Health invest into expansion for non-emergency medical transportation services. Lyft says its platform is helpful for older Medicare beneficiaries because it allows the health plan or patient’s medical care provider to hail a ride for the health plan enrollee if they don’t have the Lyft …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Health Team Making It Tough On ‘Medicare For All’ | Forbes | 9/1/2019

… lower rates and new benefits in Medicare Advantage and Part D,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma, who was appointed by Donald Trump to her position. Every time the Trump administration changes a rule or highlights … more enticing to seniors. Meanwhile, more health insurers including Anthem, Cigna, Humana, UnitedHealth Group and CVS Health’s Aetna insurance business, are signing up record numbers of seniors to Medicare Advantage and offering such coverage in …

Los Angeles pharmacy owners found guilty in $35M fraud scheme | FierceHealthcare | 8/22/2019

… by fraudulent providers often most vulnerable, study finds From 2012 to 2015, the two men conspired to bill Medicare and Cigna for prescriptions that were not actually dispensed to patients visit their pharmacy, Royal Care … in Medicare fraud cases totaling nearly $14 billion. Under President Donald Trump, health officials have made fraud enforcement a focus and increased enforcement of fraud cases. Read more on …

David Cordani

Report: Cigna may look to divest group benefits insurance business | MedCity News | 8/20/2019

Cigna’s sharpened focus on healthcare is evidenced by a number of recent moves, including, most notably its $54 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts last year. Post a comment / at 4:41 PM Shares … A major priority for the company as stated by CEO David Cordani in the company’s second quarter earnings call is “treating the whole person” by creating new health coaching and clinical products. Reuters cited unnamed

Cigna seeks sale of group benefits insurance business: Reuters | CNBC | 8/20/2019

David Cordani, president and CEO of CIGNA Corp., appears on CNBC at the New York Stock Exchange, March 8, 2018. Brendan McDermid Reuters U.S. health insurer Cigna is exploring a sale of its group benefits insurance business, which could be valued at as much as $6 billion, four people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The unit for sale offers disability insurance as well as life and accidental death …

Bernie Sanders

Friday, August 23, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/23/2019

… putting political calculation before true conviction. Joe Biden’s campaign dismisses it as a “have-it-every-which-way” plan while Bernie Sanders’ camp ripped it as “cobbled together to address various poll numbers.” (Cadelago and … and Georgia, to its current roster of nine. Insurers including Cigna Corp. , Bright Health Inc., Molina Healthcare Inc. and Centene Corp. , the biggest seller of ACA plans, also plan larger footprints next year. Anthem Inc …

Big health plans pledge to look beyond shareholders. Critics aren’t so sure | Healthcare Dive | 8/19/2019

… plans signed onto a new statement Monday from the CEO group Business Roundtable, including market giants CVS Health, Anthem and Cigna, suggesting companies should look beyond just the needs of their shareholders. Kaiser Permanente CEO … of “Medicare for All,” or a public payer expansion. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., support the creation of a government-run insurance program and the elimination of private insurance entirely …

Joseph Swedish

Anthem Confirms Joseph Swedish to Step Down as CEO – Update | Morningstar | 11/6/2017

By Anna Wilde Mathews Anthem Inc. Chief Executive Joseph R. Swedish will step down, and veteran managed-care executive Gail K. Boudreaux will take over as the insurance giant’s next leader Nov. 20. Ms. Boudreaux will take the titles of chief executive and president, the company said. She will also join Anthem’s board. Mr. Swedish will remain as executive chairman until May 2018 and will be a senior adviser through …

Anthem Confirms Joseph Swedish to Step Down as CEO – 2nd Update | Morningstar | 11/6/2017

By Anna Wilde Mathews Anthem Inc. Chief Executive Joseph R. Swedish will step down, and veteran managed-care executive Gail K. Boudreaux will take over as the insurance giant’s next leader Nov. 20. Ms. Boudreaux will take the titles of chief executive and president, the company said. She will also join Anthem’s board. Mr. Swedish will remain as executive chairman until May 2018 and will be a senior adviser through …

Gail Boudreaux

Big health plans pledge to look beyond shareholders. Critics aren’t so sure | Healthcare Dive | 8/19/2019

… plans signed onto a new statement Monday from the CEO group Business Roundtable, including market giants CVS Health, Anthem and Cigna, suggesting companies should look beyond just the needs of their shareholders. Kaiser Permanente CEO … of healthcare CEOs signed the statement: CVS’ Larry Merlo , Anthem’s Gail Boudreaux , Cigna’s David Cordani and Walgreens’ Stefano Pessina along with the chief executives of market entrants Apple, Amazon and J.P. Morgan. Notably, Business Roundtable …

Is Timing Right For An Anthem-HCSC Blue Cross Mega Merger? | Forbes | 8/6/2019

… least looking into large mergers and acquisitions given CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition last year of Aetna and health insurer Cigna’s $67 billion purchase of the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. Meanwhile, the nation’s largest … can have in another Blues plans market already. Anthem CEO Gail Boudreaux knows HCSC perhaps better than any executive running a health insurance company today. She was the top executive at HCSC’s Blue Cross and …

Joseph R. Swedish

Anthem Turns to Industry Veteran for Top Job – WSJ | Morningstar | 11/7/2017

… that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2017). Anthem Inc. Chief Executive Joseph R. Swedish will step down, and veteran managed-care executive Gail K. Boudreaux will … his signature strategic effort, Anthem’s $48 billion bid to buy Cigna Corp., ran aground earlier this year. However, since the beginning of the year, Anthem shares have risen by 47%, along with strong results across …

Anthem Confirms Joseph Swedish to Step Down as CEO – Update | Morningstar | 11/6/2017

By Anna Wilde Mathews Anthem Inc. Chief Executive Joseph R. Swedish will step down, and veteran managed-care executive Gail K. Boudreaux will take over as the insurance giant’s next leader Nov. 20. Ms. Boudreaux … his signature strategic effort, Anthem’s $48 billion bid to buy Cigna Corp., ran aground earlier this year. However, since the beginning of the year, Anthem shares have risen by 47%, along with strong results across

Mark Bertolini

Aetna President Karen Lynch on her career and strategy after CVS acquisition - Business Insider | 4/18/2019

Cigna before working as an executive at Magellan Health Services, tapping into other aspects of the healthcare system including radiology and pharmacy. She joined Aetna in 2012, leading the company’s specialty products division and rising through the ranks before becoming president in 2015. After the combination with CVS, Lynch is now leading the Aetna business in place of former CEO Mark Bertolini . Bertolini seems sure that Lynch will go far …

CVS to purchase health insurance provider Aetna for $69 billion - NBC News | 12/4/2017

… combined company, while CVS shareholders will own the remainder, the sources said. Three Aetna directors, including Aetna’s Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini, will join CVS’s board of directors, the sources added. The sources requested not … that transaction and a proposed merger between Anthem Inc and Cigna Corp. Analysts have said the CVS-Aetna deal could prompt other healthcare sector mega-mergers, as rivals scramble to emulate the strategy. advertisement It …

Larry Merlo

Big health plans pledge to look beyond shareholders. Critics aren’t so sure | Healthcare Dive | 8/19/2019

… plans signed onto a new statement Monday from the CEO group Business Roundtable, including market giants CVS Health, Anthem and Cigna, suggesting companies should look beyond just the needs of their shareholders. Kaiser Permanente CEO … reasons. A number of healthcare CEOs signed the statement: CVS’ Larry Merlo , Anthem’s Gail Boudreaux , Cigna’s David Cordani and Walgreens’ Stefano Pessina along with the chief executives of market entrants Apple, Amazon and J.P. Morgan …

CVS’ Aetna Targets 4 In 5 Medicare Seniors For Advantage Plans | Forbes | 8/8/2019

… market in years among insurers. “We’ll provide coverage access to about 80% of Medicare eligible lives,” CVS Health chief executive Larry Merlo told analysts on the company’s second quarter earnings call Wednesday. CVS and Aetna … employers and government health programs. UnitedHealth owns the OptumRx PBM, Cigna bought the Express Scripts PBM last year and Anthem is rolling out its own PBM, IngenioRx. “We see opportunities to accelerate PDP to MA …

Gail K. Boudreaux

Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options | Business Wire | 6/6/2019

… as an innovative and valuable partner, we’re focused on providing solutions that address the needs of the whole person,” said Gail K. Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem. “With an extensive track record in behavioral health … investigations, audits or reviews; the ultimate outcome of litigation between Cigna Corporation, or Cigna, and us related to the merger agreement between the parties, including our claim for damages against Cigna, Cigna’s claim for payment …

Anthem, Inc. Completes Acquisition of HealthSun | CNBC | 12/21/2017

… has been widely recognized for providing superior care and demonstrating better health outcomes for Medicare Advantage consumers in Florida,” said Gail K. Boudreaux, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthem. “As a company, Anthem is committed … of Health Care Reform; the ultimate outcome of litigation between Cigna Corporation (“Cigna”) and us related to the merger agreement between the parties, including our claim for damages against Cigna, Cigna’s claim for payment of …

Elizabeth Warren

Big health plans pledge to look beyond shareholders. Critics aren’t so sure | Healthcare Dive | 8/19/2019

… plans signed onto a new statement Monday from the CEO group Business Roundtable, including market giants CVS Health, Anthem and Cigna, suggesting companies should look beyond just the needs of their shareholders. Kaiser Permanente CEO … a public payer expansion. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., support the creation of a government-run insurance program and the elimination of private insurance entirely, while a smattering of other …

Lear, Tyson And 10 Other Conservative Stock Buys | Forbes | 8/5/2019

Cigna (CI), the big insurer, sells for less than book value (corporate net worth per share) because people are unsure what the U.S. health-care system will look like. Despite proposals by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, I think radical change in unlikely. Truck maker Paccar (PCAR) has been consistently profitable and often handsomely so. The company is debt-free. Yet the stock sells for only 10 times earnings. Even …