Category Archives: Payers

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$240B revenues for United Health in 2019

UnitedHealth Group said revenues will hit between $243 billion and $245 billion in 2019. Year-to-date, profits are up 29 percent to $8.9 billion when compared to the first nine months of 2017. Excerpt pulled from the this Becker Hospital Review article. That’s the magnitude of the health

Walmart and Humana, a merger or joint venture?

According to a WSJ article, the two companies are in talks on a merger. What a lot of people don’t realize is that both companies already have a relationship. According to the NY Times, since 2010, they have sold a co-branded prescription drug benefit (PDP)

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CVS Health and Aetna

We have all heard the news by now of the Aetna and CVS Health $69B merger. What remains to be seen is the disruptive element. It’s business as usual. Or perhaps – economy of scale? There was already a tie up as far back as 8 years

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Cigna and Express Scripts

It is no longer a secret that these two firms are merging. Considering that their main competitors already have pharmacy benefit managers (PBM)-  United – Optum Rx, Humana (it’s own PBM), and Aetna (CVS Caremark), it makes sense. According to Fierce Pharma, the industry continue

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Medicare Advantage Startup Clover Health posts $22M loss

Digital health company, Clover which offers insurance to seniors in New Jersey, and now to parts of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas posted a $22M loss in 2017. The company serving the lucrative and stable Medicare Advantage market made revenue of $267M that year according to