The controversial co-founder and former CEO of life insurance giant Conseco Inc. (now CNO Financial Group Inc.) spearheaded the purchase of a small life insurance company operated out of Texas and plans to gradually build up its operations here.
Anthem Inc.'s proposed purchase of Cigna Corp. would diminish competition between insurers in markets around the nation, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department that painted Anthem in an unflattering light.
The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Indy-based Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. on Thursday. In recent years, the department has shown an increasing willingness to go to court to block deals it believes could stifle competition.
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 Obama administration’s top health official is promoting the importance of competition to insurance markets, as the Justice Department is poised to decide on the massive Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana merger proposals.
The agreement by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. to sell its pharmacy-benefits arm to St. Louis-based Express Scripts for $4.7 billion has turned the companies at each other’s throats, culminating in a multibillion-dollar legal battle that began early this year.
The U.S. Justice Department has told Anthem Inc. that the insurer's planned takeover of Cigna Corp. threatens competition and probably can't be fixed by selling parts of their businesses, according to a person familiar with the matter.