Anthem Inc. has used the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand names as a powerful tool on its way to becoming the nation’s second-largest health insurer. But those Blue brands now are a hurdle for Anthem’s $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp.
While publicly backing his company's 2015 merger with rival health insurer Anthem, Cigna's CEO privately expressed regret about signing on to a deal that left him with a reduced role, lawyers for Anthem said in court Monday.
Increasingly, top researchers are questioning whether drugs such as Lantus from Sanofi, Levemir and Novolog from Novo Nordisk A/S, and Humalog from Eli Lilly and Co. are really needed for many patients.
The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record amount to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.
Former orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos seemed like a successful orthopedic surgeon, but he's accused of a decade-long stretch of criminal activity that netted him millions of dollars. Among the companies that indirectly used Panos' services was Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc.