John Lechleiter has been the company's CEO since 2008. The announcement Wednesday morning of his retirement comes one day after the firm announced strong revenue and profit for its second quarter, indicating that Lechleiter's initiatives have paid off.
Cigna doesn't appear like it's ready to put up a fight to keep alive its $48 billion deal with Anthem, analysts say. But Aetna and Humana seem poised to put up more of a battle over their proposed merger.
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade contends she has no conflict of interest that would prevent her from overseeing a proposed merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. and Bloomfield, Connecticut-based Cigna Corp.
U.S. antitrust officials are poised to file lawsuits to block Anthem Inc.’s takeover of rival health-insurer Cigna Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s deal to buy Humana Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Indianapolis hospital group and its Tennessee partner were able to reduce emergency room visits, inpatient admissions and readmissions, and increase the percentage of generic drugs under a new model of care.