CVS closes the Aetna Deal

From Bloomberg: “(Bloomberg) – CVS Health has closed its $70 billion deal to buy health insurer Aetna, ending months of reviews by state and federal regulators. The companies announced the takeover almost a year ago in December 2017, promising to create an integrated health-care company whose pharmacy locations could be hubs for medical services while better managing patients.”   It …

Labcorp added to Aetna Medicare

Aetna and LabCorp have signed an expanded agreement to make LabCorp a preferred national laboratory for all Aetna Medicare health plans, products and members beginning January 1, 2019. This means our 2019 members will have in-network laboratory access to both Quest Diagnostics’ and LabCorp’s full range of services, as well as their broad patient access points, including a growing retail presence. Or, they can choose …

Why Montefiore Health System leaving Aetna affects Rockland, Westchester patients

Montefiore Health System sites across the Lower Hudson Valley may soon be considered out-of-network for patients with the Aetna health plan. The planned change would take effect Sept. 8. The Montefiore sites include White Plains Hospital, its hospitals in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, as well as Nyack Hospital. The Journal News/lohud obtained a letter sent to Aetna clients about Montefiore becoming out-of-network, which would increase what they …

Aetna to pass on Drug Discounts

Aetna Inc. will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members, the latest move by a health insurer to address Americans’ complaints about the cost of medicine. The discounts, which can amount to more than half a drug’s list price, will be passed on at the pharmacy counter for many people starting next …

CVS Agrees To Buy Health Insurance Giant Aetna

The pharmacy chain CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal that could transform the health care industry. If the deal, which was announced by the two companies on Sunday, is approved by regulators, it would bring a large health insurance company and pharmacy provider under one umbrella. The agreement is expected to close in the second half …

Aetna goes to paper ID Cards

  Released by Aetna on 3/22: We want you to know about a change we’re making to our medical plans in 2017. This information will help notify your clients and their members about this change.