Even before federal and state officials made the demand, Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) agreed to divest its standalone Medicare Part D business to WellCare Health Plans (NYSE: WCG) for an undisclosed price. The deal was struck to help deflect objections to Aetna’s takeover by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), which was announced on December 3, 2017. […]
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) struck a deal to acquire privately held Meridian, which operates Medicaid plans in Illinois and Michigan, as well as MeridianRx, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). The all-cash price is $2.5 billion. Meridian expects to generate more than $4.3 billion in total revenue in 2018. Through its subsidiaries, Meridian Health Plan of […]
As the end of the year approaches, the Managed Care sector hasn’t changed its sluggish pace. Just 20 deals have been announced through mid-December, a 56% drop from 2015’s total of 45 transactions.