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Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC | USA | 4 Oct 2018

DOJ Approves Merger Between Cigna and Express Scripts

On Monday, September 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) approved the $52 billion vertical merger between health insurer Cigna Corp…
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Akerman LLP | USA | 24 Sep 2018

DOJ antitrust division grants approval to proposed Cigna/Express scripts merger

On September 17, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division issued a “closing statement” in which it announced that it was…
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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2018

Health Plans and Pharmacy Benefit Managers - Past and Future

Historically, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (“PBMs”) have been uncomfortable neighbors. Plans provide drug coverage, but contract out the…
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McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2018

Washington Healthcare Update - Mar 19, 2018

The House had planned to take up the Omnibus spending bill the week of the 12th in order to give the Senate plenty of time to consider the bill…
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Akerman LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2018

Cigna Announces Proposed Acquisition of Express Scripts, Quickening the Pace of Vertical Mergers in the Healthcare Industry

Late last year, CVS and Aetna announced a merger, combining one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies and a large PBM, that being CVS’…
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Lane Powell PC | USA | 24 Aug 2017

9th Circuit — ERISA: How “Wrap Documents” Can Satisfy ERISA Plan Requirements?

You already know that ERISA imposes on employers the duty to provide a written plan document, and a Summary Plan Description (SPD) which states key…
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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 25 May 2017

Medicare Advantage Plans Under Fire: The Department of Justice Files Complaints-in-Intervention

As reported in earlier blogs, the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) has been actively looking into potential abuses by Medicare Advantage (MA)…
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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 24 May 2017

Insurer Merger Saga Ends Without Guidance on Efficiency Claims

Prior to calling off its nearly two-year fight to acquire competing insurer Cigna last week, Anthem urged the Supreme Court of the United States to…
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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 23 May 2017

Year-End Reviews Highlight Antitrust Enforcement in, And Guidance Relevant to, Health Care Industry; Aggressive Enforcement is Likely to Continue in 2017

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice ("Antitrust Division") released their respective…
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McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 9 May 2017

Anthem Seeks Supreme Court Review of Cigna Acquisition

On May 5, 2017, Anthem confirmed that it will seek U.S. Supreme Court review of the district court's decision blocking its bid to acquire Cigna. The…
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